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Hiv And Immigration Law

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Changes to France's Immigration Law Increasing Difficulty for HIV-Positive Immigrants to Obtain Residence Visa, Access to Treatment

Recent changes to France's immigration laws have made it harder for HIV-positive immigrants -- mainly from Africa -- to qualify for a visa called a "vital residence permit," which "guarantees access to social services and provides some sense of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Manuals Discuss HIV/AIDS Law, Immigration Policy; Policy Brief Examines Integrating AIDS Prevention Into Care

"Public Health Law Manual," American Public Health Association : The updated version of the manual -- which primiarly targets public health professionals -- provides an expanded discussion of the law and policy surrounding HIV/AIDS issues, as well... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NPR Examines U.S. HIV Immigration Rules

NPR examines U.S. policy for HIV-positive visitors and immigrants. While "Congress has removed the statute, and the Department of Health and Human Services is working on a more lenient immigration rule," NPR reports that "many non-citizens with HIV... Read more »
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Immigration laws in the USA relating to HIV

Dear Sowadsky,If a non US citizen living in USA with visa and work permission takes an HIV test in US and then baad enogh should test positive can the person alos be forced to leave US based on the HIV status? Second if a person needs to extend the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. First of all, in the United States, confidentiality laws regarding HIV, and any other medical information, applies to anyone, regardless of a persons immigration status. Laws at both the federal and state levels... 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 »

Immigration and HIV

This is a fabulous site! Very educative. I have been poz for now 7 yrs, since 1999. I started meds in 2000 and my CD4 counts are incredible! Over 700 and at undetectable levels. I thank God for that. I am an East African living currently in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for your kind comments about this site and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!Regarding your specific question, I cannot give you a precise answer, as the immigration laws are fairly complex, and I would not want to provide you... Read more »

Hiv & Immigration

this is in response to the questions about being allowed into the country if you have hiv. I'm a hiv+ female and i just received my greencard in Aug 05. I married and American and in the process of applying for my greencard I had to get a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for sharing your experience. Certainly being married to an American does help. However, unfortunately the majority of HIV-positive folks who would like to come to the USA for any of a variety of reasons don't have that luxury.... Read more »
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immigration and H.I.V

Posted by evenaive, 3 Replies
I dont know if anyone would have a clue about this - but I am getting tested this week - the thing is my fiance lives in America and I live in the UK - he is aware of my position at the moment and is very supportive - but we had planned to marry... Read more »

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 »

Immigrants living in the USA!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello everyone. The past 2 weeks questions have been posted with regards to travelling outside the USA and coming back into the USA if you are not an American citizen. I must say thank you very much to Scotcharles for the information provided.... 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 larrytung@hotmail.com if you are willing to share your experience. Your identity will not be revealed if you requested so. Thanks! Read more »