Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Breaking News: HIV Travel Ban Lift Signed

Here is some exciting breaking news... Earlier this month we discussed news that President Bush was expected to sign into law a global AIDS relief bill that included a lift on the decades-long ban on visas for visitors with the HIV virus.

This afternoon Bush signed the bill. However, the lift on the ban may not take immediately. Says the Washington Blade article:

"Some Capitol Hill insiders have speculated that the Bush administration might decide to leave the HHS policy in place, preferring to let the next president decide whether to repeal it. That would leave the ban in place until at least late January...A spokesperson for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Obama opposes the ban and would take action to end it if he’s elected president."

See also:

Bush Will Sign AIDS Relief Bill

HIV Ban May End Soon

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