Geplaatst: Wo Sep 24, 2008 17:19 Onderwerp: Bush urged to officially end HIV/AIDS immigration ban
Experts at an early August international AIDS conference in Mexico City were full of praise for the United States for having reversed a
15-year-old law banning HIV-positive people from entering the country.
But nearly two months after President Bush signed that act into law, his administration has yet to take the steps needed to put the new law
into practice, and lawmakers and advocacy groups are wondering what is going on. Fifty-eight House Democrats last week went right to the
top, writing a letter to Bush that urged him to take "swift action on this issue."
Last July 30, Bush signed into law a five-year, $48 billion bill to fight AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis around the world and to end the ban
on HIV travelers. But before the statutory ban can effectively be ended, HHS must write a new rule, submit it for public comment and