Nureyev, AIDS and HIV
Posted 22 June 2008 - 01:47 PM
Posted 23 June 2008 - 11:36 AM
Posted 24 June 2008 - 04:13 AM
Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:06 AM
Looks like the ban is a set closer to being lifted: http://ap.google.com...0X0fsgD91USSMO0 .
Last time I checked the US has not yet lifted the ban (there is a waiver for those entering the US on a short-term visa or for special events, e.g. the olympics... but then your HIV status can be recorded on your passport, making it more difficult to enter the country in the future) but there is a lot of pressure for that to change. Canada lifted the ban a few years ago, I believe (good thing that happened before Toronto hosted the AIDS conference in 2006!). Of course, some people choose to hide their HIV status at the border. I have heard of people sending their medications to the US by mail so that officials at the border won't find their pills in their luggage and prevent them from entering.
Until it is, HIV/AIDS is likely to remain at least somewhat closeted, even here in New York, and with the help of the newer therapies that allow those afflicted to appear healthier longer and with a better quality of life.
A belated welcome to BalletTalk, blackdiamond13.
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