Repeal of HIV Immigration Ban

On July 30, 3008, President Bush signed into law the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Reauthorization Act.  The new law authorizes $48 billion over the next five years to fight AIDS and other diseases overseas, and includes a provision that repeals the HIV travel/immigration ban by amending the current health-related ground of inadmissibility to exclude any reference to HIV.  The ban was initially enacted in 1987, a time of wild speculations and fear about HIV was widespread.

This new law returns the authority to the Department of Health and Human Services to determine whether individuals with HIV continue being classified as having a communicable disease of public health significance.
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