US government lifts 22-year-old HIV immigration ban

The United States government has changed a 22-year-old rule, lifting the mmigration ban which has stopped anyone with HIV or AIDS, from entering the country.
President Obama has said that the ban is not compatible with US plans to be a leader in the fight against the disease.
The ban was imposed at the height of a global fear about the disease, towards the end of the 1980's.
The ban had clubbed the United States with a group of just 12 countries, including Libya and Saudi Arabia, which excluded the entry of anyone suffering from HIV/AIDS.


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