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F-1 Visa & Hiv Test

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Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

British Ministers Abandon Plans to Require HIV Testing as Part of Visa Application Process

Ministers in Great Britain have abandoned plans to make HIV testing mandatory for immigrants applying for visas to the region, London's Observer reports (Revill, Observer , 7/25). The government had considered implementing compulsory HIV... Read more »
TheBody.com

Issuance of a Visa and Authorization for Temporary Admission Into the United States for Certain Nonimmigrant Aliens Infected With HIV

Many advocates say as written, the rule could leave individuals with HIV who obtain asylum in the U.S. in a permanent limbo; forever barred from obtaining legal permanent residence, and therefore cut off from services, benefits, and employment... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Visa Policies Kept Sex Workers, Drug Users From Participating in AIDS 2012

The Center for Global Health Policy's "Science Speaks " blog examines how the "U.S. travel bans on people involved in sex work and people who have used illegal drugs ... kept many of the people at highest risk from coming to the [XIX International... Read more »
Ask the Experts

while i'm making medical test for resident visa in KSA ,my HIV results is positive

I had a medical test for saudi arabia work visa and the result was HIV+ .I left my work in Qatar and back lebanon because i have offer in saudi and now i lost my work in qatar and same time i cant go saudi.I'm form lebanon and I'm so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.It's extremely unfortunate that some countries continue to treat HIV as if it were a sin or a toxic radioactive threat. It's merely a viral illness that is 100% preventable and becoming more treatable/manageable over recent years.... Read more »

visa travel and hiv

Dr Bob, please tell me how countries can be so cruel to people who have hiv and are on meds with non detetable viral loads and are not allowed to get visa into most countries,l understood the rule when hiv was a death sentence but know with new...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Ric,I can assure you I and many others (see below) have been trying to get this idiotic travel ban lifted for years. Unfortunately, not only is it a "stupit" rule, but it's been kept in place by stupid people in high places,... Read more »

WORK VISA FOR INDIA

I was wondering if you could help identify whether I need to be tested for HIV in order to get a work visa for India. I plan to work there as an expat and I am not sure whether my employer will apply for 1 year visa or possibly longer so won't...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
Based on the article below, I can appreciate that there are various answers on line. Is this article true? It appears valid. Tuesday, October 09, 2012Sanchita Sharma, Hindustan TimesNew Delhi, August 05, 2012 First Published: 23:55... Read more »

visa issue

hello,i heard australia and canada do not allow visa to hiv poz people for long term stay (approx 7 years). is it true? is it same for married couple too? how can a developed nation like austraia and canada can do this discrimination? and what about...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
Australia does require testing if you are going on a work or study on a long term basis. Short visits are not a problem. See this site.Canada's rules are similar. Here is a site that gives you information about most countries.... Read more »
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Work Visa in South Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am from UK. Recently I got a job offer from South Africa. Do I need to have a HIV test to get a work visa there?

Please answer. Read more »

work visa or permanent visa in Australia

Posted by mark4586lopez, 2 Replies
Just wondering... can an HIV positive person be granted a working visa or permanent visa in Australia?

I have been to Singapore and was luckily able to get an employer but unfornately working visa wasn't approved because I was diagnosed HIV positive. Read more »

Female to male transmission and visa versa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When they say there is a very small chance for men to get HIV from a woman sexually, this means when the woman HAS HIV.

For women, they can get HIV from males sexually (vaginal) extremely easy, it can be one chance in one! Some women do not catch... Read more »

USA Visa

Posted by Anonymous
I am from a developing country and these questions are of interest to me :

1) Does the USA grant Visa to someone who is HIV+ ?

2) How long does the FDA take to approve a new drug ? ( Only once a drug is approved by FDA can we expect it to be sold in... Read more »