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.
30 January 2014 | Huffington Post
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.
26 November 2013 | Korea Herald
The reforms were passed by Parliament in August of 2013 and signed by the President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, on 23 September 2013.
23 October 2013 | UNAIDS
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.
30 June 2013 | The Diplomat
According to Shuhrat Berdiyev, head of the Tashkent STD health clinic, Uzbekistan citizens wishing to travel outside of the country soon will have to produce certificates at border control stations demonstrating they suffer from neither drug addiction nor an STD. Berdiyev said the Senate currently was discussing the new rules, which were expected to be adopted in either May or June of this year.
08 May 2013 | Uznews
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.
25 April 2013 | allAfrica.com
The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has welcomed the recent law reforms in Mongolia that have removed all travel restrictions and other discriminatory provisions for people living with HIV.
04 February 2013 | UN News Centre
While the Gulf has worked to improve treatment of people suffering from HIV/AIDS, critics say much more work is needed.
07 December 2012 | Al Jazeera
This World AIDS Day, Chief Executives (CEO’s) from some of the world’s largest companies are calling for an end to travel restrictions for people living with HIV. More than 40 CEOs have signed an unprecedented pledge urging the repeal of laws and policies in 45 countries that still deport, detain or deny entry to people solely because they are living with HIV.
28 November 2012 | UNAIDS
The activists were protesting against the attitude of conference organizers, who had praised the US government for lifting the travel ban on people living with HIV -- but failed to address the remaining travel restrictions on people who use drugs and sex workers, who could not attend the conference if they declared their status.
24 July 2012 | You Tube / Hungarian Civil Liberties Union