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Press Release

UNAIDS Applauds Uzbekistan for Removing Restrictions on Entry, Stay and Residence for People Living With HIV

No Travel Restrictions in Andorra and Slovakia Confirmed

October 21, 2013

Geneva -- The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) welcomes the recent lifting of all restrictions on entry, stay and residence for people living with HIV in Uzbekistan. The reforms were passed by Parliament in August of 2013 and signed by the President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, on 23 September 2013.

"I welcome this important milestone in Uzbekistan and I hope this will encourage other countries to take similar action towards a world with zero HIV-related stigma and discrimination," said the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé.

UNAIDS advocates for the right to equal freedom of movement -- regardless of HIV status. There is no evidence that restrictions on the entry, stay or residence of people living with HIV protect the public's health.

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