President Obama announced in October 30, 2009 the end of a 22-year ban on travel to the United States by people who had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS. At a White House ceremony, he announced that a rule canceling the ban would be published in November 2, 2009 and would take effect after a routine 60-day waiting period. The president had promised to end the ban before the end of the year.
We selected a series of links for more information on this issue. See below.
> Obama Lifts a Ban on Entry Into U.S. by H.I.V.-Positive People (The New York Times)
> HIV Travel Ban Lifted By President Obama (The Huffington Post)
> A welcome sign (The Houston Chronicle)
> Obama Lifts HIV Travel, Immigration Ban (From The Advocate)
> Live: Obama Lifts the HIV Travel Ban (From The Advocate)
> Obama Forges Forward on Gay Issues: Ends HIV Travel Ban, Reauthorizes Ryan White Act (Edge)
> Press release (from Immigration Equality)
> See other articles (on Immigration Equality’s website)