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After the Entry Ban, Why Danger Persists for Immigrants Living With HIV in the U.S.

Veteran Advocates Agree, HIV May Not Be an Immigrant's Biggest Problem Anymore

    Cristina Velez
    Victoria Ojeda Cristina Velez
    "We see so many people living with HIV, or people who are at risk of becoming HIV positive, also overlap with other very vulnerable populations that are often targeted by the immigration enforcement system." \-- Cristina Velez
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    "Why would you ever think that something that could get you killed in your country of origin would be something that you would want to proclaim, that could give you haven somewhere else?" \-- N. Ordover
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    "One of the concerns from a binational perspective is that the fact that folks are having a hard time accessing care, both in the U.S. and then subsequently in Mexico, means their health is deteriorating." \-- Victoria Ojeda
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    "In some circumstances, HIV can be an enormously sympathetic factor for someone's case. And in other circumstances ... it's the basis, essentially, for finding that someone should be removed to another country." \-- Cristina Velez
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    "Some immigrants that have come of age in the U.S. but have been working have probably missed some of these prevention education campaigns because of language and educational issues." \-- Victoria Ojeda
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    "If folks are really serious about, not just defending, but expanding the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS, we're going to have to get actively, aggressively on board with some pretty serious immigrant justice work." \-- N. Ordover
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    Olivia G. Ford

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    Olivia Ford is a contributing editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com.