I’ve mentioned the US’s HIV travel/immigration ban before, and Andrew Sullivan reminds me that there are still two weeks left to sign the public comment petition, in advance of what will hopefully be the final stage of the repeal of this severely out-dated regulation. Surprisingly, I don’t see any wording that the petition is limited to US citizens as I would expect, so feel free to jump in and add your comments. I had to submit to an HIV text when applying for my Taiwan visa back in 2005 (I think they’ve eliminated it since then) and found it pretty invasive (obviously I was negative since I got the visa) and look forward to this restriction being lifted on would-be US residents.
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We implore the Department of Health and Human Services to remove HIV from the list of communicable diseases of public health significance and urge for the issue the final regulation as soon as possible. Help the Administration end this unjust, unnecessary policy by signing the petition today to end the HIV travel ban!
Please sign the petition:
John, I don’t mean to be rude, but what is the point of signing your petition instead of just supporting the larger one I linked to?
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