Monday, July 20, 2009

Comments Sought for Repeal of HIV Travel Ban

The Center for Disease Control & Prevention is seeking comment on a proposal by Obama adminstration to repeal the HIV/AIDS travel ban to the United States.

Among the key provisions of the new rules proposed in the administrative outline by the CDC are that: HIV infection would no longer be included on the list of “communicable disease of public health significance”; Testing for HIV infection would no longer be required as part of the U.S. Immigration medical screening process; and HIV infection would no longer require a waiver for entry into the United States.

This repeal is long overdue and something that was promised by Barack Obama during the U.S. Presidential campaign.

Send your supportive comments here.

hattip: Queers United

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