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  • HIV and travel

    Make sure you pack enough of your anti-HIV drugs to cover your trip.Some live vaccinations are not appropriate for people with HIV.Some countries refuse work or residency...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Travelling with HIV medications – time zone changes

    Travelling to a new time zone may affect when it’s best to take your medication.If you have an undetectable viral load, taking one dose a few hours...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Life goes on

    In some countries, not everyone who needs HIV treatment can get hold of it. Likewise, in the UK 20 or 30 years ago, effective HIV treatment didn’t...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Travel

    HIV needn't stop you travelling, but you do need to be prepared. Read this section to find what you need to know....

    From: Living with HIV

    Information level Level 2
  • International travel

    Going to a foreign country can be a highly enjoyable and exciting experience, but if things go wrong, a trip can become daunting. Having HIV needn’t stop you travelling,...

    From: Living with HIV

    Information level Level 2
  • GP services

    GPs provide services that focus on maintaining people’s overall, long-term health. This is an important consideration for people with HIV. HIV-positive people are at higher risk of...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Travel

    Information on travel restrictions, travelling with medication, vaccinations, travel insurance and obtaining health care abroad....

    From: Social & legal issues for people with HIV

    Information level Level 4

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  • Guidance: Zika virus and immunocompromised patients

    This guidance provides practical advice for clinicians caring for immunocompromised persons who wish to travel to Zika affected areas.

    18 February 2016 | Public Health England
  • HIV-Positive Man Mistakenly Denied Tourist Visa To Australia

    A Scandinavian man who has been visiting Australia every year for 22 years was denied a tourist visa because he is living with HIV.

    03 February 2016 | Star Observer
  • Singapore Softens Ban on HIV-Positive Visitors

    Singapore said Monday it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months.

    01 September 2015 | ABC News
  • Ukraine HIV Travel Ban: Kiev Lifts Restrictions For HIV-Positive People

    The ban was repealed in June and applies to Ukrainian citizens traveling abroad and for foreign citizens entering the country, said Ukraine’s deputy health minister Igor Pereginets.

    07 August 2015 | International Business Times
  • Belarus confirms it applies no restrictions on entry, stay and residence for people living with HIV

    The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) welcomes confirmation by the Government of Belarus that it applies no restrictions on the entry, stay and residence for people living with HIV. In addition, Belarus provides foreign nationals equal access to health care services, including antiretroviral treatment for people living with HIV.

    10 April 2015 | UNAIDS
  • Zambians living with HIV being sent back from China

    President Lungu says he has discussed with the Chinese President XI Jinping the issue of Zambians living with HIV/AIDS who are being sent back from China. The President says the Chinese President has agreed to intervene in the matter and that it will be resolved soon.

    31 March 2015 | Lusaka Times
  • Taiwan drops ban on HIV-positive entrants

    Foreigners with HIV are no longer banned from entering, staying or residing in the nation, after amendments to the HIV Infection Control and Patient Rights Protection Act were passed yesterday by the legislature. The amendments include the removal of Article 18, which stipulated that people of foreign nationalities were subject to a request for a recent HIV test report if they wished to remain in the nation for more than three months and could be deported or have their visas and permits annulled if the test result was positive.

    21 January 2015 | Taipei Times
  • More hassle than crying toddlers: air travelling with HIV.

    “Any medication?” Noooo. “Any condition?” Noooo. “Any guilt?” Oh. Errr. YES.

    03 September 2014 | Living with HIV (blog)
  • Passengers with HIV sue China's Spring Airlines

    Two passengers with HIV are suing a budget Chinese airline for refusing to let them board a plane. Local media reports say the two men and a friend - who does not have HIV - were prevented from boarding a Spring Airlines plane at Shenyang airport.

    18 August 2014 | BBC News
  • UNAIDS welcomes Australia’s commitment to equal treatment of people living with HIV in its immigration policies

    UNAIDS welcomes confirmation from the Government of Australia that people living with HIV do not face an automatic exclusion, or unequal treatment when applying for entry, stay or residence visas. People living with HIV are treated similarly to other people with chronic health conditions and disabilities during the country’s immigration health assessment process. Applications for visas from people living with HIV will be assessed against criteria applying to anyone with a chronic health condition.

    11 July 2014 | UNAIDS press release
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