Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

HHS To Propose Removal Of HIV From List Preventing Foreigners U.S. Entry

HHS this week will issue proposed regulations to remove HIV from the list of “communicable diseases of public health significance,” effectively lifting the ban on HIV-positive foreign residents from entering the country, Newsday reports (Reddy, 6/29). Last year, then-President George W. Bush signed into law a provision to remove HIV from the HHS list, the Washington Post’s blog, “44,” reports. The proposed rule has to be published in the Federal Register, and then undergo a 45-day comment period before becoming finalized (Hsu, 6/29).

Tags

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/KaiserFamFound

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.