A new report published by Human Rights Watch sheds light on the many frustrating travel and migration restrictions placed on people living with HIV and AIDS by governments of nearly one third of the world’s countries. As described in the report, these restrictions fall into two general categories: the refusal to allow HIV-positive individuals to enter a country at all for any length of time, and the allowance of HIV-positive individuals to enter a country but not to stay for longer lengths of time.
There are a number of arguments as to why these restrictions are detrimental to public health efforts, not least of which is a reinforcement of stigma related to people living with HIV/AIDS.
To read the full report, “Descrimination, Denial, and Deportation,” please visit Human Rights Watch.
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