Category Archives: immigration

  1. HIV Travel and Immigration

    via Immigration Equality On January 4, 2010, the rule ending the HIV immigration and travel ban went into effect. After two decades of discrimination and stigma, the HIV travel and immigration ban is history! Immigration Equality and The AIDS Institute would like to share the vital new informational brochure on the repeal of the HIV immigration and Read More >>

    advocacy, community, HIV/AIDS policy, immigration, stigma
  2. The End is Near – Obama to Officially End Travel Ban – TODAY(?)

    UPDATE – The ban has been lifted!!! President Obama announced today that his administration is lifting travel restrictions into the country for those with HIV/AIDS. “If we want to be a global leader on HIV/AIDS, we have to act like it,” he declared, before signing a bill extending the HIV/AIDS treatment act named for Ryan White, who Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS policy, immigration, Obama, United States
  3. HIV travel ban to be lifted?

    via, by Kerry Eleveld The first step to ending the HIV travel ban in the United States has been taken by the Obama administration. The Office of Management and Budget posted a notice on its site Friday afternoon indicating that the department of Health and Human Services could move forward with steps to change a regulation Read More >>

    Congress, HIV/AIDS policy, immigration, President Barack Obama
  4. IAS Investigates Washington D.C. as Host of 2012 International AIDS Conference

    Washington D.C. could be the host city of the world’s largest conference in the field of health and development if the United States drops its ban on the entry of HIV-positive people. 11 June 2009 (Geneva, Switzerland) – The International AIDS Society (IAS) today announced its interest in convening the International AIDS Conference in 2012 (AIDS 2012) Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS policy, human rights, IAS, immigration, stigma, United States
  5. LGBT and HIV Asylum and Refugee Claims: Increasing Protection Under a New Administration

    SAVE THE DATEChicago, Illinois Dates: March 26-27, 2009 Heartland Alliance and the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), will host, “LGBT and HIV Asylum and Refugee Claims: Increasing Protection Under a New Administration ” in Chicago, Illinois from March 26-27, 2009. The conference will bring together policy advocates and legal professionals working with LGBT and HIV-positive asylum seekers Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS policy, immigration, lgbt community, LGBT rights
  6. Freedom, Liberty and Justice….. for some

    A first person account regarding the devastating personal toll of the U.S. HIV immigration and travel ban… by Mark Hammann [Mark, pictured above left, with his partner Robert, is a gay men’s outreach worker in Ontario, Canada] Put simply, it is a disgrace, a blight upon our nation’s landscape. I was fortunate enough to attend the 2008 Read More >>

    advocacy, HIV/AIDS policy, human rights, immigration
  7. Inadmissible no longer – TAKE ACTION to ensure the ban is lifted

    Congress Ends Two Decades of HIV Discrimination and Emboldens Global Fight Against HIV/AIDS TAKE ACTION! By a vote of 303-115, the U.S. House of Representatives passed yesterday the Senate version of the Lantos-Hyde U.S. Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2008. The historic bill extends the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief for another Read More >>

    advocacy, immigration, PEPFAR
  8. Billions in HIV Funding and the Ban is Lifted

    Woo woo for the U.S. Senate! Yesterday, they rocked in the fight against HIV. First, they approved a $50 billion in international funding over the next five years, which will help in areas such as Africa and Asia – via PEPFAR – the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Language on microbicides is in the bill. Meanwhile, Read More >>

    advocacy, HIV/AIDS policy, immigration, PEPFAR
  9. Save the Dates – Upcoming IRMA Global Teleconferences

    August 19, 11am eastern HIV-related Travel and Immigration (co-sponsored by Gay Men’s Health Crisis) Speakers include: Robert Bank, GMHC Victoria Nielson, Immigration Equality Eric Sawyer, UNAIDS Vishal Trivedi, GMHC Click here to read more about this call. September 10, 2pm eastern Intro to Drug Resistance: Implications for ARV-based Preventionwith Lori Heise of the Global Campaign for Microbicidesand Read More >>

    ARV, behavioral research, Global Campaign for Microbicides, HIV/AIDS policy, immigration, IRMA, Leo Colemon, Lori Heise, rectal microbicide, research, resistance, teleconference, UCLA
  10. Conference Call on HIV-related Travel and Immigration – August 19, 2008

    Save the Date: Conference Call on HIV-related Travel and Immigration International Rectal Microbicides Advocates (IRMA) and Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) invite you to join an international conference call on August 19th, 11:00 am Eastern Dear friends, advocates and activists, The fight against discriminatory HIV-related travel and immigration restrictions is gaining momentum worldwide, and the United States Read More >>

    Gay Men's Health Crisis, HIV/AIDS policy, immigration, IRMA, teleconference