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USA to lift HIV travel ban

November 4, 2009 9:57 PM
Barack Obama

President Obama has confirmed that in two months time the ban will be gone

DELGA are delighted at reports of US President Barack Obama announcing that the travel ban against people infected with HIV travelling to the USA will be overturned early next year. The travel ban has been in place for over 20 years.

Last year, Lib Dem MEP Sarah Ludford led a successful campaign to get the EU to lobby the US to lift these restrictions. The USA agreed to move on the issue more than a year ago, while George W Bush was still President, but it has taken more than a year to happen.