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HHS to Propose Removal of HIV From List Preventing Foreigners U.S. Entry

June 30, 2009

HHS this week will issue proposed regulations to remove HIV from the list of "communicable diseases of public health significance," effectively lifting the ban on HIV-positive foreign residents from entering the country, Newsday reports (Reddy, 6/29). Last year, then-President George W. Bush signed into law a provision to remove HIV from the HHS list, the Washington Post's blog, "44," reports. The proposed rule has to be published in the Federal Register, and then undergo a 45-day comment period before becoming finalized (Hsu, 6/29).

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