After more than two decades on the books, a little-known yet strictly enforced federal law barring foreigners with HIV or AIDS from entering the country is on its way out.

Tucked in a bill pledging $48 billion to combat the disease, signed into law by President Bush last week, was language stripping the provision from federal immigration law.

But that change didn’t fully lift the entry ban on visitors with HIV or AIDS, which applies whether they’re on tourist jaunts or seeking longer stays. The secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services still needs to delete HIV from the agency’s list of “communicable diseases of public health significance,” which includes tuberculosis, gonorrhea and leprosy.

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Do you think it was wrong of Bush to sign legislation that allows HIV+ people to immigrate to America?
After more than two decades on the books, a little-known yet strictly enforced federal law barring foreigners with HIV or AIDS from entering the country is on its way out.

Tucked in a bill pledging $48 billion to combat the disease, signed into law by President Bush last week, was language stripping the provision from federal immigration law.

But that change didn’t fully lift the entry ban on visitors with HIV or AIDS, which applies whether they’re on tourist jaunts or seeking longer stays. The secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services still needs to delete HIV from the agency’s list of “communicable diseases of public health significance,” which includes tuberculosis, gonorrhea and leprosy.

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13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/18/08 - 3:28:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, it's everybody's own responsibility to practice save sex or don't share needles.

Or rather to don't use needles at all.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/18/08 - 9:42:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't think it's wrong. Everybody is responsible for their own health which means practising safe sex, if they're drug users to make sure they always have their own needles etc..
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/18/08 - 10:00:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
what the heck?
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/18/08 - 2:54:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not at all! I don't pay much attention to Bush, but to me, this is the best thing he's done.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 8/20/08 - 3:39:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
It wasn't wrong of him to include that money to combat the disease, but I don't know about the immigrants. It's wrong to discriminate, but I can't help but be a bit wary.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/1/09 - 5:50:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Immigration is wrong. Immigration leads to the death of civilizations. America will go the way of the Roman Empire.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/1/09 - 6:00:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 3/1/09 - 5:50:09 PM EndDemocracy wrote:
Immigration is wrong. Immigration leads to the death of civilizations. America will go the way of the Roman Empire.


I thought you died in a bunker i Berlin in 1945, but it seems you escaped to Argentina and had yourself cloned, only to reappear on YT 64 years later...
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/1/09 - 6:06:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
George W. made more mistakes than i'd care to count, but this was not one of them.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/1/09 - 7:02:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 3/1/09 - 6:06:27 PM sander wrote:
George W. made more mistakes than i'd care to count, but this was not one of them.

Too true.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 2:42:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
funny how he wouldnt allow stem cell research and was anti-abortion but allowed people with AIDS in the country. Cuba quarantines them for life.



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