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Indeterminate Hiv Status And Immigration

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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...citizenship applications. Let's say you are an immigrant who has tested HIV positive. Besides worrying about testing HIV positive, you also fear what will happen to you because you are not a U.S. citizen. You may wonder whether your immigration status will change the kind of services you can get. You may ask: Will I be deported? Will I lose my immigration status? Can I work or get public benefits to help me if I need them? Will getting...
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false HIv result

Hi,I hope you can answer my question soon as me and my husband are really worried.my husband has not exposed to HIV virus at all, no sex with somebody other than me no needle sharing and he is healthy. in order to apply for immigration we both...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1.Both EIA and rapid tests are extremely accurate.2.I agree your husband is HIV negative. The exact cause of the indeterminate EIA and WB may never be exactly identified, as there are a number of potential Read more »

Indeterminate HIV Western Blot Test

Dr. Frascino:I tested positive about 10 years ago when I was treated for non-pcp pneumonia. At that time I do not know if a western blot test was performed or not. However, I do know that I had a detectable viral load and a low t-cell count. at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...then, the prognosis for HIVers was about 10 years max. We've made remarkable, in fact miraculous, improvements in treatment of HIV/AIDS, which have dramatically decreased both morbidity (illness) and mortality (death) as demonstrated by the fact... 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
...IMMIGRATING (TRAVEL BAN)Aug 11, 2008 Hi there, I've taken the time to read everything i could find on this site re the travel ban on HIV'ers. However, I have not been able to get a clear answer to my question: what is the current stance on people... 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
...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 strictly determine who has (and more importantly, who... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Globe and Mail Examines "Alarming Rise" in HIV Prevalence Rate Among African, Caribbean Immigrants in Canada

...HIV-positive immigrants were denied entry and 677 HIV-positive immigrants entered the country, up from 276 in 2002 ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 5/14). According to statistical modeling research conducted by University of Toronto ... 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 »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

The United States' HIV Immigration Ban Eliminated? Not So Fast!

...statutory ban on the admission of people with HIV into the United States as part of the reauthorization of PEPFAR, the global AIDS bill now known as the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde U.S. Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...Special Issues for Mixed Couples? Reducing the Risks Using a Condom Other Ways to Reduce Risk If You Are Exposed to HIV ... Having Children if the Man Has HIV Having Children if the Woman has HIV Serodiscordant Couples ... 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... 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 Read more »

Question about immigrating to USA!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 been asked by... 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 Read more »