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FAQ: HIV Travel Ban Lifted

Filed January 6, 2010 under Immigration Waivers, USCIS and DHS , tagged , , ,

The questions and answers below contain a summary of the US Department of State Q and A on the removal of the HIV Travel Ban, i.e., the change in law made by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) removing HIV infection from the list of communicable diseases of public health significance. The lifting of the HIV Travel Ban means that HIV+ individuals will no longer be inadmissible for admission to the United States solely based on their HIV status. more »

HIV Travel Ban Lifted: HIV Removed from List of Diseases Restricting US Entry

Spring in Central Park NYC 146867533On January 04, 2010, the HIV Travel Ban prohibiting HIV positive individuals from visiting, working or living in the United States finally ended. more »

HHS-CDC Proposal to Lift HIV Travel Ban

Filed June 29, 2009 under Immigration Waivers, USCIS and DHS , tagged , , ,

Couple Waiting at Airport 76750273A proposed HHS-CDC Rule seeks to lift the HIV Travel Ban by removing HIV infection from the List of Communicable Diseases of Public Health Significance. The Proposed Rule is to be published in the Federal Register on June 30, 2009, and would both eliminate HIV from the List of Communicable Diseases of Public Health Significance, and remove the requirement for HIV testing from the medical examinations required before obtaining admission to the US. more »

HIV Travel Ban to be Lifted?

Filed June 26, 2009 under Immigration Waivers, USCIS and DHS , tagged , , ,

Crowd Waiting at Airport Arrival Gate 92249930In the next few days, we expect the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to publish in the Federal Register a new proposed rule to eliminate the HIV Travel Ban, which currently places heavy restrictions on HIV positive persons who wish to enter and/or reside permanently in the United States. Once the HIV Travel Ban is lifted, HIV positive individuals, who are still generally unable to travel, work or live in the United States, will no longer be inadmissible to the US. more »

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