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IAS Investigates Washington D.C. as Host of 2012 International AIDS Conference

Washington D.C. Could Be the Host City of the World's Largest Conference in the Field of Health and Development if the United States Drops its Ban on the Entry of HIV-Positive People

June 11, 2009

Geneva, Switzerland -- The International AIDS Society (IAS) today announced its interest in convening the International AIDS Conference in 2012 (AIDS 2012) in Washington, D.C.. The final decision would depend on whether the United States drops its 22-year old ban on the entry of foreigners living with HIV into the country.

"In recent years, the United States government's leadership on HIV/AIDS has been unparalleled on the global stage," said IAS President, Dr Julio Montaner. "This long-standing law, which is contrary to all scientific evidence and human rights principles, is one of the U.S.'s weakest spots in HIV policy," continued Dr Montaner.

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Comment by: Carlo (Brazil) Mon., Sep. 28, 2009 at 5:04 pm EDT
The US ban on HIV positive people is ridiculous. Actually the US government just ban people who have antiretrovirals with then.If you are HIV positive and didn't start to take medicine you won't have problems.
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Comment by: denise (Vancouver, bc) Mon., Jun. 22, 2009 at 9:04 pm EDT
of the nine countries listed with a ban on foreigners, I believe you have missed Iraq. THANK YOU DR. MONTANER!!!!
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Comment by: Amy Kay (Washington DC) Thu., Jun. 18, 2009 at 5:06 pm EDT
Washington D.C. would be an excellent venue for IAC. Further, a very practical goal of the conference could be the elimination of such travel bans world wide. Policies as mentioned in the article include other countries not listed including those in the Middle East and North Africa where deportation policies in particular are strict and mobility and migration is extremely high. However, the region is an ignored region in the HIV response but could benefit greatly from more attention, including addressing this critical issue at the IAC as well as its standing as the region with the lowest treatment coverage in the world at 8%.
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Comment by: Tamrat (Addis Abeba) Thu., Jun. 18, 2009 at 4:02 am EDT
Thanks to Director Craig and Dr. Montaner .It's hopeful idea for PLWHA .As Mr Craig says " restrictions against HIV-positive people are ineffective prevention tools."
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