31 Aug '15, 10am

Singapore lifts ban on HIV-positive people entering country, but still limits their stays:

Singapore lifts ban on HIV-positive people entering country, but still limits their stays:

SINGAPORE (TheBlaze/AP) — Singapore said Monday it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months. A volunteer pins up ribbons bearing the names of people who died of HIV/AIDS, during Singapore’s AIDS Candlelight Memorial in Singapore, 18 May 2003. (ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images) The Health Ministry said the ban was lifted on April 1, “given the current context with more than 5,000 Singapore residents living with HIV and the availability of effective treatment for the disease.” The three-month restriction is apparently aimed at preventing long-term residence by foreigners, such as those looking to work in the island-nation or looking to accompany a child studying here. “The policy on the repatriation and permanent blacklisting of HIV-positive foreigners was recommended in the late 1980s ...

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