U.S. Immigration Officials Announce New Rules to Ease Visa Processing for HIV-Positive Visitors
September 30, 2008
U.S. immigration officials on Monday announced new rules to ease and expedite visa processing for HIV-positive visitors, AFP/Yahoo! News reports. A law that made foreigners living with HIV/AIDS inadmissible in the U.S. was repealed when President Bush signed legislation reauthorizing the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in July (AFP/Yahoo! News, 9/29). HHS in 1987 placed HIV on a list of diseases barring entry into the U.S. Although that prohibition is separate from the congressionally imposed travel restrictions eased in the PEPFAR bill, federal health officials no longer were bound by law to keep HIV on the list with the signing of the PEPFAR bill (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 7/31).
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