Obama to end 22 year-old HIV/AIDS travel ban

Well folks, this must be part of the "Change" you've been promised.


excerpt from "Obama to lift HIV/AIDS travel ban," CNN
"See what HIV/AIDS looks like" - can't wait
President Obama announced Friday that he will lift a 22-year-old ban on entry into the United States for people infected with HIV/AIDS.

The administration intends to publish a new federal rule next week eliminating the ban by the start of 2010, he said.

"We talk about reducing the stigma of this disease, yet we've treated a visitor living with it as a threat," he said at the White House. "If we want to be the global leader in combating HIV/AIDS, we need to act like it."

Obama said that lifting the ban is a "step that will encourage people to get tested and get treatment. It's a step that will keep families together, and it's a step that will save lives."(more)

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