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Disclosing Your HIV Status Abroad: A Dilemma for People Living With HIV

As someone who travels constantly and consistently, I am now cautious as to where I am going at times and always spend a few extra moments to research my "what ifs." What if I get sick? What if I need more meds? What if I need emergency care? Sometimes what I find isn't the ideal answer, but I plan accordingly.

Published
23 May 2014
From
The Body
Government of Mauritius pledges to working towards removing HIV-related restrictions on stay and residence

During a meeting with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé in Port Louis on 18 April, Prime Minister of Mauritius Navin Ramgoolam pledged to setting up a special committee to review and make recommendations towards lifting the remaining travel restrictions in the country.

Published
22 April 2014
From
UNAIDS (press release)
Taiwan: Restrictions on foreign HIV patients canceled

The Executive Yuan passed an amendment to the HIV Infection Control and Patient Rights Protection Act yesterday, canceling the entry, visit, and residence restrictions of HIV patients who are not Taiwanese citizens.

Published
11 April 2014
From
China Post
Ugandan clinics selling bogus HIV certificates

Private clinics in Uganda's capital, Kampala, are selling fake HIV negative certificates to help people get jobs, an undercover investigation by BBC Africa's Catherine Byaruhanga has revealed.

Published
08 April 2014
From
BBC Health
Tajikistan lifts travel restrictions for people living with HIV

UNAIDS welcomes the recent lifting of all restrictions on entry, stay and residence for people living with HIV in Tajikistan. The amendments to the Law on HIV/AIDS were signed by the President of Tajikistan Emomalii Rahmon, on 14 March 2014.

Published
31 March 2014
From
UNAIDS (press release)
HIV Positive Immigrants Should Be Banned From Entering UK, Tory MPs Say

A group of Tory MPs are backing a proposed ban on HIV positive immigrants to Britain, in a move that has been labelled "the most draconian policy enforced on people with the virus" by campaigners. Conservative MP Dr Phillip Lee has tabled an amendment to the Immigration Bill.

Published
30 January 2014
From
Huffington Post
South Korea: Is HIV testing of foreign teachers here to stay?

It is an experience familiar to many foreign English teachers: Soon after arrival in Korea, their blood is taken and screened, with the results submitted to the immigration authorities. The reason? A government policy requires that non-ethnic Korean foreigners wishing to teach children must first prove they’re HIV-free. But, amid a pending U.N. committee ruling on whether the policy constitutes racial discrimination, an unclear picture of the current status and future of testing has emerged across government and educational bodies.

Published
26 November 2013
From
Korea Herald
UNAIDS applauds Uzbekistan for removing restrictions on entry, stay and residence for people living with HIV

The reforms were passed by Parliament in August of 2013 and signed by the President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, on 23 September 2013.

Published
23 October 2013
From
UNAIDS
Seoul's Broken Promises on HIV Testing

A year ago, South Korea announced at the 19th International AIDS Conference that it had eliminated immigration regulations that discriminated against people living with HIV and prevented them from entering, living, and working in the country. But that announcement, celebrated at the meeting of more than 20,000 scientists, presidents, business leaders and grass-roots activists from around the globe, hardly tells the full story.

Published
30 June 2013
From
The Diplomat
Zimbabwe: ARVs Versus Migration

Rutendo is a cross-border trader and mother of three who has resorted to finding part-time employment as a domestic worker in neighbouring countries. Her main worry is when she fails to come back home on time to collect her ARVs.

Published
25 April 2013
From
allAfrica.com

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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