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Will Someone Be Denied Immigration With Hiv

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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

Two Former Inmates of N.J. Jail Claim HIV/AIDS Treatment Was Denied; Jail Under Review by Inspector General's Office

Two former immigration detainees held at the Passaic County Jail in New Jersey have said they were regularly denied adequate HIV/AIDS treatment during their prison terms, the Bergen Record reports. An unnamed 41-year-old Jamaican man who spent... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kerry Calls for Doubling of U.S. Funding for Global HIV/AIDS Efforts, Ending Ban on Immigrants With HIV

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry (Mass.) on Saturday said that if elected he would double U.S. funding for global HIV/AIDS programs and would seek to lift a U.S. ban on HIV-positive immigrants, Agence France-Presse... 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 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 »

Insurance for poz immigrant to USA

I'm intending to try and emigrate to the USA to be with my new partner. Where can I get an overview of how health insurance and health services work for people with HIV in USA? Can you direct me to some information about what my options are?...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
That's a tough question because health insurance is generally regulated by each state. However, generally individual health insurance requires a medical review and, again generally, HIV+ people will not be approved for coverage. Employer... 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 »

immigration to netherlands?

Posted by livesinadream, 3 Replies
Does anyone know if the netherlands can deny you citizenship to NL if you're hiv+. What about if I marry someone who is dutch does that make a difference? Anyone with information would be great. 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 »