HIV Travel Ban has been lifted

  • dfrourke

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    Jul 20, 2008 3:08 AM GMT
    Finally.

    http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iIhMPqDtUc33IcguVjOgN-ZyJRuA

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    Jul 20, 2008 3:49 PM GMT
    Well that is good news, now I can give the US economy my hard earned $s without fear of being booted out.

    Thanks for posting this.

    Jonathan
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    Jul 21, 2008 7:07 PM GMT
    Quote from the article: "With the vote, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services now has the authority to lift the HIV ban. It remained unclear if President George W. Bush's administration would take action or leave the issue to the next president, US media reported."

    So when does it become "official"??
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    Jul 22, 2008 7:11 PM GMT
    When someone applies for a Visa, a medical check is often required. The only time when such checks aren't required are when traveling to or from countries with whom we have excellent relations and/or possess an advanced medical system, like the UK, Canada, etc.
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    Jul 22, 2008 7:25 PM GMT
    I guess if they found their medication in their luggage it would be a dead giveaway, that is if they recognised them.

    About time though, a senseless policy.
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    Jul 22, 2008 7:32 PM GMT
    the us requires info on name adress occupation
    place where your going to be residing
    bank-account info/credit info
    medical history
    and thats just for vacation

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    Jul 22, 2008 7:39 PM GMT
    thorn27 saidthe us requires info on name adress occupation
    place where your going to be residing
    bank-account info/credit info
    medical history
    and thats just for vacation



    Yeah and they don't do it nicely either.icon_confused.gif


    I felt like bitch slapping the immigration officer last time I traveled to the US when he out right told me on my $29,000 part time salary and college expenses I couldn't afford to stay at my hotel....
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    Jul 22, 2008 9:27 PM GMT
    AMT87 said
    thorn27 saidthe us requires info on name adress occupation
    place where your going to be residing
    bank-account info/credit info
    medical history
    and thats just for vacation



    Yeah and they don't do it nicely either.icon_confused.gif


    I felt like bitch slapping the immigration officer last time I traveled to the US when he out right told me on my $29,000 part time salary and college expenses I couldn't afford to stay at my hotel....


    Ya shouldve told them you were using your lucky gold from your family pot from the other side of the rainbow.
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    Jul 22, 2008 9:29 PM GMT
    Its about time...
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    Jul 23, 2008 7:49 PM GMT
    just a vacation, a visa waiver will do
    however all the above mentioned info is still required
  • dfrourke

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    Jul 24, 2008 6:45 AM GMT
    I don't believe there is an "active" screening of someone's medical records going on...it's more about if there is an emergency and you need to access medical care and you are found out, you are immediately deported and banned from EVER entering the country again...

    - David
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    Jul 24, 2008 7:35 AM GMT
    granted medical info is not a requirement beforehand
    however ,they do want to know if your poz or not