HIV and immigration

  • dannyboy1101

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    Nov 01, 2010 5:47 PM GMT
    So I'm a bit disappointed that many countries (at least the ones I kinda want to move to someday) rarely if ever accept new citizens who are HIV+. Its sad that that plan has to be scrapped. Don't get me wrong. I understand that there are significant medical concerns and costs that have to be taken into consideration, but it's unfortunate that a person is reduced to a doctor bill regardless all that one has to offer society, etc. I suppose the bright side is i can still travel to those places and maybe those regulations may change someday. Thoughts? Personal experiences? Recommendations for other fantastic places I could ponder that aren't as restrictive?
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    Nov 01, 2010 9:57 PM GMT
    We still can deny people a Green Card in the US if he or she is HIV + and it wasn't until Obama I believe that we used to test for citizenship.
  • Hokenshi

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    Nov 01, 2010 10:38 PM GMT
    What countries are you thinking of?

    I only know a little about Europe and as a member of the EU it's fairly easy for me to move to most European countries. AlthoughI currently live and work in Japan.icon_biggrin.gif

    America is one of the hardest countries to get into for Europeans so it's not surprising that the roles are reversed.
    I guess on the plus side if you did want to move to Europe and you met a hot EU guy there are a few countries which now offer some form of gay marriage and that opens up the possibility of many more countries.
  • icywolfy

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    Nov 01, 2010 10:56 PM GMT
    Up until recently, if you were HIV+, you weren't even allowed into the US. They could deny you even a tourist visa to visit. Though, chances of them finding out you were HIV+ if you're just here on a short stay is slim (unless you accidently let it slip at immigration/customs), but it was there in the rules.



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    Nov 02, 2010 3:01 AM GMT
    JR84 said
    Nope, you have always had to test.

    I am confused, I never said you didn't have to test.
  • dannyboy1101

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    Nov 07, 2010 11:22 PM GMT
    Hokenshi saidWhat countries are you thinking of?

    I only know a little about Europe and as a member of the EU it's fairly easy for me to move to most European countries. AlthoughI currently live and work in Japan.icon_biggrin.gif

    America is one of the hardest countries to get into for Europeans so it's not surprising that the roles are reversed.
    I guess on the plus side if you did want to move to Europe and you met a hot EU guy there are a few countries which now offer some form of gay marriage and that opens up the possibility of many more countries.


    I was pondering (and keep in mind I still have to visit these places to actually see if I'd like them) Australia or Canada. Some places such as Paris and London seem interesting to me, as well. I don't think I'll be getting married anytime soon (if ever), though.