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Korea Should Get Real on HIV

The Korean government considers people living with HIV morally unfit to teach English and medically unfit to receive government scholarships to study at Korean universities. But the UN and governments around the world have long recognized that such policies are unjustified on any sort of health or human rights grounds. In such an economically and scientifically advanced country, this is an astonishing reminder that in some respects Korea still needs to catch up with the rest of the world. 

05 May 2017
Human Rights Watch Health
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The ban was repealed in June and applies to Ukrainian citizens traveling abroad and for foreign citizens entering the country, said Ukraine’s deputy health minister Igor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
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

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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