Obama lifts HIV travel ban

ObamaWell done Barack Obama for taking a step another step that once again softens the image of the USA: the lifting of entry restrictions to people who are HIV positive.

The The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act was signed last week to end the 22 year ban with Obama saying the old legislation was ‘rooted in fear, not facts’.

In an era where medical advances mean HIV sufferers live full and normal lives, it was the only sensible solution. Around a dozen countries have similar stupid HIV travel regulations, let’s hope they also follow suit.