Well it is about time!


Finally, after 22 YEARS, HIV-positive individuals will be able to travel to the United States. While I can understand the environment when this restriction was initially based in 1987, I really cannot understand why it took 22 years to lift this ban. Despite all our funding for HIV/AIDS efforts in Africa, our country was continuing to contribute to stigma and discrimination. I think the lifting of this ban will have many positive effects on public health because the ban discouraged travelers and some foreigners already living in the United States from seeking testing and medical care for HIV/AIDS. It will also ease adoption of children with HIV and allow for international HIV/AIDS conferences to be held in the United States. Progress in public health! Hizza!

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