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Shame on you, America!

June 11, 2009

The International AIDS Society is considering holding it’s biannual meeting in Washington, D.C., in 2012. But, of course, they have all these pesky demands. For example, they want HIV-infected individuals to be able to come. As things stand now, however, they can’t. The US has been denying entry to people infected with HIV since 1992.

You know who else does that? Brunei, China, Oman, Qatar, South Korea, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Such an elite, forward-thinking group! 

Apparently Congress repealed the law nearly a year ago, but the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has not yet gotten the memo. How embarrassing!

Seriously, can someone get on the horn and tell HHS to start advocating real prevention?

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