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Immigration Medical Exam Hiv Positive

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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

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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Person Dies in Immigration Detention Center; Family to File Wrongful Death Suit Against Government, Los Angeles Times Reports

A 23-year-old HIV-positive person, Victor Arrelano, recently died while in custody at an immigration detention center in San Pedro, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reports. Arrelano's family plans to file a wrongful death suit against the U.S.... 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 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 »

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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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 »

Question about immigrating to USA!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My girlfriend plans to come to the U.S. as my fiance (I am a U.S. citizen). It is been five years now since she was diagnosed with having HIV. With in that time, she traveled many times to US as a visitor without disclosing her status Or never... 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 »