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What Are The Laws Of Hiv People And Immigration

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...for HIV and that between 16 and 22 million people aged 18-64 years are tested for HIV annually. However, of more than one million people living with HIV in the U.S., it is estimated that about one-quarter (252,000 to 312,000 persons) are unaware of their HIV status. Because they do not know they are infected, these individuals are unable to benefit from clinical care related to their HIV disease. In addition, some of these people may...
Ask the Experts

HIV Ban For US Entry, etc.

Hello Dr. Bob,I do not mean to offend you at all. But I have read a couple of posts on here where someone is asking the question on that now Obama is president, HIV pos people can enter the US without any restrictions or being notified of their...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...officials have repeatedly stated the travel ban is not scientifically sound or medically indicated. We have been intensely studying HIV for over a quarter of a century. We clearly understand what constitutes a risk to the public health and what... 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 than others? If a person has got HIV, than they've got HIV and that's it! Anything can be infectious! The virus in the blood is still the same as in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and inconsistent with what we are trying to do," she said.Critics of the waiver process for short-term visitors say that many persons do not know that they are HIV-positive when they apply for a visa. For those who do know, disclosing that to a... 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 »

ABOUT IMMIGRATING (TRAVEL BAN)

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 with HIV wishing to make the US their...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...world community as well!) is determined to press the administration to immediately start the process to lift the travel and immigration ban. But, personally, I wouldn't hold my breath. Certainly, when Obama takes the helm, this obnoxious and... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...Lee (D-Calif.) last week introduced a bill ( HR 3337 ) that would repeal Congress' 1993 ban on granting permanent status to HIV-positive immigrants and return such authority to the HHS secretary, the Oakland Tribune reports. The measure would... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Homeland Security Department Provides Inadequate Care, Treatment to HIV-Positive People at Immigration Detention Centers, Report Says

... The Department of Homeland Security provides inadequate care and treatment to HIV-positive detainees at immigration detention centers nationwide, according to a report released recently by Human Rights Watch , the Los Angeles Times ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rights Groups Call on Homeland Security Department to Investigate Death of HIV-Positive Person at Immigration Detention Center

...the Department of Homeland Security 's Office of Inspector General called on the department to investigate the death of an HIV-positive inmate at a San Pedro, Calif., immigration detention center, the Los Angeles Times reports. According... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Australian Prime Minister Discusses Possibility of Stricter Immigration Rules for HIV-Positive People

...people ages 15 and older who apply for a permanent visa must receive an HIV test. If applicants are found to be HIV-positive, "immigration authorities are to take into consideration the cost of the condition to Australia's health care and... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Immigrants living in the USA!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...concern is if when Customs officials scan your passport for the visa if it wont reflect in their computer system that you are HIV+ because if you are +ve you are not allowed to enter or live in the USA if you are an immigrant. Are there any... Read more »

Bitter and sweet

Posted by bobsstar1979, 4 Replies
...happened when he tested positive as well. It's a 99.9% chance that I was + first and gave it to him. He is the most amazing person. While its hard to him to understand that I am always going to feel guilty, he takes responsibility for the... Read more »