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President Obama states commitment to end HIV travel ban; CDC issues federal notice proposing removal of HIV as a “communicable disease of public health significance”

In a speech at a reception in honor of LGBT Pride Month, President Obama stated that his “administration is committed to rescinding the discriminatory ban on entry to the United States based on HIV status.” Following, the CDC issued a federal notice proposing that HIV be removed from the list of communicable diseases that would prevent entry of foreign individuals into the United States, which will now be considered for public comment.

Read President Obama’s statement at the LGBT Pride Month Reception here.

Read the CDC’s federal notice proposing removal of HIV as a “communicable disease of public health significance” here.

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