US Lifts Restrictions on HIV+ Travelers

Some Celebrate with US Visits

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Obama administration has lifted a ban on travellers with HIV/AIDS who wish to visit the United States. The controversial ban went into effect in 1987, when the US became one of only thirteen nations in the world to restrict HIV positive foreign visitors. Martin Rooney was turned back from the U.S. border in Western Canada in 2007, and yesterday he entered without any trouble at all. Rooney is an advocate for people living with HIV/AIDS.

(Read Rooney's account of being denied entrance to the U.S. in 2007 and his happy crossing yesterday.)

Guests:

Martin Rooney

Contributors:

Noel King

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