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  • 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.

    22 April 2014 | 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.

    11 April 2014 | 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.

    08 April 2014 | 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.

    31 March 2014 | 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.

    30 January 2014 | 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.

    26 November 2013 | 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.

    23 October 2013 | 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.

    30 June 2013 | The Diplomat
  • UZBEKISTAN: Uzbeks Required to Produce STD, Drugs Certificates to Travel Abroad

    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
  • 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.

    25 April 2013 |
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