Senate Votes To Overturn HIV+ Visitors Ban

17 07 2008

The US Senate has voted to overturn a rule banning HIV-positive visitors from entering the US.

The US is one of only a dozen countries – including Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Libya and Russia – that ban travel and immigration for HIV-positive people.

America’s travel ban has been in force since 1987.

The provision lifting the ban was part of a bill granting some $50bn in funding for the fight against HIV/Aids throughout the world.


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