Report of the International Task Team on HIV-related Travel Restrictions - Findings and Recommendations - December 2008

This is the Report of the Task Team, presenting its Findings and Recommendations. The Task Team affirmed that HIV-specific restrictions on entry, stay and residence based on HIV status are discriminatory, do not protect the public health and are overly broad in terms of rationally identifying those whose entry or stay might result in an undue burden on public monies. According to the Task Team, such restrictions have always been ineffective but have become even more inappropriate in the age of globalization, increased travel, treatment for HIV, and national and international commitments to universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and the protection of the human rights of people living with HIV.

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