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NAT Welcomes lifting of US Travel Ban

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The 22 year old ban on allowing people living with HIV into the United States has been lifted.  HIV infection has now been officially removed from the definition of communicable diseases of public health significance.

Deborah Jack, Chief Executive of NAT (National AIDS Trust) said;

 "We are delighted by the lifting of the US travel ban. NAT has long campaigned for the lifting of travel restrictions. A recent NAT research study1 identified restrictions on travelling overseas as the biggest limitation faced at work by people living with HIV in the UK. This decision will make an enormous difference to the lives of many HIV positive people and is a real step forward for equality."

Notes to the editor:

1- HV at Work, NAT, August 2009

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