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Did you know that the
had a human rights violation signed into law in the early 1990’s? According to change.org: US
is one of only 12 nations in the world to automatically ban HIV-positive visitors from entering the country. Our peers: United States Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Sudan, Qatar, Brunei, Oman, Moldova, Russia, Armenia, and ... South Korea
This law, which is in violation of UN standards, has absolutely no medical rationale or basis in health policy. It is a discriminatory holdover from the AIDS panic two decades ago. Thousands of immigrants to this country live in constant fear of unjust deportation. Forcing them underground, where they cannot get treated openly for fear of discovery, only worsens the health risk and cost to society.”
PEPFAR (The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief), currently stalled in the Senate, will correct this as well as continuing its more critical role in providing AIDS relief of up to $50 billion to both governmental and non-governmental agencies around the world. Why is this bill stalled? Tom Coburn from my home state of Oklahoma.