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U.S. Congratulates China on Lifting HIV Visitors Ban

April 30, 2010

China's announcement this week that it will no longer deny entry to HIV-positive non-nationals drew praise Thursday from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Her statement referenced the US government's move in January scrapping a similar policy, which had been in force since 1987. "China's step, like our earlier action, is supported by current medical knowledge of HIV transmission and risk," Clinton said. "And it will help reduce the stigma and discrimination around HIV/AIDS that fuel the global pandemic and too often prevent people from accessing much-needed services." China changed its policy in time for Saturday's opening of the Shanghai World Expo, which expects 100 million visitors during its six-month run.

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Adapted from:
Agence France Presse

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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