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The ban was repealed in June and applies to Ukrainian citizens traveling abroad and for foreign citizens entering the country, said Ukraine’s deputy health minister Igor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

Published
07 August 2015
From
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.

Published
10 April 2015
From
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.

Published
31 March 2015
From
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.

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

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

Published
03 September 2014
From
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.

Published
18 August 2014
From
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.

Published
11 July 2014
From
UNAIDS press release
More young Australian women contract HIV on overseas trips, say counsellors

Increasing numbers of young Australian women travelling overseas during their gap year or for working holidays are contracting HIV, frontline sexual health workers say, prompting them to call for targeted awareness campaigns. The chief executive of the HIV support organisation Living Positive Victoria, Brent Allan, has been working in HIV and AIDS advocacy since the early 1990s and said he is encountering more women who have contracted the virus overseas.

Published
26 June 2014
From
The Guardian
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)
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