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Hiv Immigration Restriction To Usa Lifted

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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 Read more »

Travelling to the USA with HIV

Hi,I have been offered to go on a holiday to Florida in 6 months time and am unsure of the law... Read more »

HIV is HIV - is what is is..isn't it? Obama (TRAVEL BAN, 2010)

Hi Doc!!HIV is what is is: an incredible danger. Why, then, are some body fluids more infectious... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NPR Examines U.S. HIV Immigration Rules

...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 who are currently in this country are worried that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rep. Lee Introduces Legislation to Repeal Ban on Immigration of HIV-Positive People to U.S.

...said that she has not gauged support for the measure but that it will be heard first in the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law . According to the Tribune , the HHS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Immigration Officials Announce New Rules to Ease Visa Processing for HIV-Positive Visitors

...visas under the new regulations will be "subject to criteria designed to ensure an HIV-positive person's activities while in the United States do not present a risk to the public health." He also noted that the department will be "accelerating... Read more »
International AIDS Society

IAS Applauds U.S. Senate Passage of PEPFAR and Repeal of Discriminatory and Ineffective HIV Entry and Immigration Ban

... Geneva -- The International AIDS Society (IAS) applauds the United States Senate for passing the reauthorization of the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The IAS particularly commends Read more »
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HIV and immigration OUT of USA

Posted by Dizengoff, 4 Replies
...that always scares them off... so I figure I should indulge my passions and do what I have always wanted to do... leave the United States. But now, I discover that there are no nations that I can find that will take an HIV+ person. I am gainfully... Read more »

Question about immigrating to USA!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...HIV. With in that time, she traveled many times to US as a visitor without disclosing her status Or never been asked by the immigration officer. My questions are (1) We are wondering if she should apply for HIV waiver in US or abroad. (2) What... 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 Read more »

Immigrants living in the USA!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...the USA, who were tested here in the USA, and have managed to travel outside and back inside the USA, getting past Customs or Immigration side at the airport without any problems in terms of your status being revealed on the computer system. The... Read more »