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Can I Immigrate To Canada With Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of HIV-Positive Immigrants to Canada Triples in One Year, Immigration Department Says

Canada in 2003 recorded three times as many HIV-positive immigrants as the year before, according to government statistics, Canada's National Post reports. Citizenship and Immigration Canada , the country's immigration department, began requiring... Read more »

African Immigrants and HIV/AIDS in Canada

My name Diana Wiwa. I work with the African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario [ACCHO]. What was the highlight of the conference? For me, it was just to see the amount of information and activity happening around the world around the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Globe and Mail Examines "Alarming Rise" in HIV Prevalence Rate Among African, Caribbean Immigrants in Canada

An "alarming rise" in HIV prevalence among African and Caribbean immigrants in Canada has caught health officials "off guard" and prompted warnings that local governments "have failed to protect some of the country's most marginal communities," the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV immigrants

Hi, I was diagnosed since Feb 2011 here in the Philippines. Is there a possibility I can look for work abroad such as Australia, Canada or US? I see this as a dilemma due to much discrimination against people with HIV. Does the embassy automatically...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV+ status is no longer the impediment to immigration or travel to the US as before. That being said, immigration to US can be a challenge and frustrating for most (with or without HIV+ infection. In US, physicians often will write a letter to... Read more »


My gay partner and me are two HIV+ refugees under UN protection and we wanna choose our country. I want to know among USA and Canada which one is better overally and in the following topics:1- Free medicine2- Social support3- Working and studying...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
Regarding "free medicine," Canada has a national health system which covers most people. The US is slowly moving to a form of universal , but it is still based on private insurance companies providing health insurance which is really the... Read more »

HIV US/Canada Border Crossing/Testing

I'm not sure what the appropriate forum is for this, but I guess its a practical/legal issue, so I thought the workplace forum experts might have the best insight on this.I live in Canada, about 1.5 hours from New York State, where there is a...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
As I understand it (and I don't understand everything about our lunatic immigration rules concerning HIV!), you would be likely to be detained at the border only if you were carrying antiretroviral meds, or stated that you were attending an... Read more »

What does PEPFAR's passing mean for HIV-positive immigration?

Dear Dr. Bob,Now that Bush has signed the PEPFAR bill and the HIV ban on immigration has been eliminated, what does that mean for HIV-positive people hoping to get work visas or even green cards for the US? Will HHS lift HIV off it's list of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Well, the law has been passed and Dubya signed it. However, Dubya has the nasty habit of not always following the law. Certainly, when Obama moves into the White House and we have a return to science-based policies and common sense, the ban will... Read more »
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immigration to netherlands?

Posted by livesinadream, 3 Replies
Does anyone know if the netherlands can deny you citizenship to NL if you're hiv+. What about if I marry someone who is dutch does that make a difference? Anyone with information would be great. Read more »

Looking for a New York immigrant living with HIV

Posted by LTnewyork
I am a reporter working on an article on immigrants living with HIV/AIDS. Please contact me at if you are willing to share your experience. Your identity will not be revealed if you requested so. Thanks! Read more »

hiv - immigration

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I need info/help from anyone that has been through the process of applying for a green card with HIV issues, particularly those with H-1B status trying for permanent residency. Thank you. NYC

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HIV and immigration OUT of USA

Posted by Dizengoff, 4 Replies
I am HIV+. My life is now over before it even began. All I want is someone to share my life with. I have tried, and cannot get a boyfriend... I have a responsibility to tell them I am positive, and that always scares them off... so I figure I should... Read more »