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Immigration Hiv Test

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Britain Urged to Test Immigrants for HIV

Advocates of stricter national border controls for Britain said on Monday that the nation should test potential immigrants for HIV in order to stem a rise in the number of cases being imported from Africa. Migration Watch UK, an independent think... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Zealand to Require Testing for HIV, Other Diseases for All Immigrants Staying More Than One Year

The New Zealand Department of Labour recently announced it will begin requiring a blood test that screens for HIV, hepatitis B, and liver and kidney function for all foreign visitors who plan on staying in the country for more than one year, ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Soccer Tournament Aims to Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness, Testing Among African, Caribbean Immigrants in Seattle Area

Health officials in the Seattle area are hosting a soccer tournament in an effort to teach African and Caribbean immigrants about HIV/AIDS and undergo testing for the virus, the Seattle Times reports. The second "Kick HIV/AIDS Away" soccer... 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 »

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 »

Immigration Advice

Hello I need some information and my question is short. Do any of you know of any countries that DO NOT test for HIV people who want to immigrate or live for and exstented time(perminate) in thier country? Does for example the UK? Even if they do...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I do not know the answer to this. I suggest you check with an immigration attorney or contact a legal aid organization as they might have resources to assist you with this.... Read more »

Immigration Status

I love your site. It's a great resource and you are very patient with a lot of worried people.I'm one of them! I'm curious--as someone who is not an american citizen, could a postive HIV test effect my VISA status? Do you recommend...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,An HIV-antibody test is required for people applying for legal permanent residency (green card status). You may be denied permanent status if you are HIV positive. However, if you're HIV positive and have close family ties living here, an... 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 the eu?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Anyone know of immigration policies to the EU? I know that if I want to get a long term visa in some countries that you are required to provide a health check up from your dr. Anyone know of the policies? Any information would be great. thanks! 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 if you are willing to share your experience. Your identity will not be revealed if you requested so. Thanks! Read more »