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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 07:44 AM
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US lifts 22-year HIV/Aids immigration ban

US lifts HIV/Aids immigration ban
President Barack Obama, 30 Oct
President Obama wants the US to be a world leader on HIV research


The US has lifted a 22-year immigration ban which has stopped anyone with HIV/Aids from entering the country.

President Obama said the ban was not compatible with US plans to be a leader in the fight against the disease.

The new rules come into force on Monday and the US plans to host a bi-annual global HIV/Aids summit for the first time in 2012.

The ban was imposed at the height of a global panic about the disease at the end of the 1980s.

It put the US in a group of just 12 countries, also including Libya and Saudi Arabia, that excluded anyone suffering from HIV/Aids.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8438865.stm
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 08:31 AM
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1. An excellent and belated change of a vile ban
That discriminatory policy caused much pain and separation for many years. This is an end to a national shame. One down.
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 08:34 AM
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2. Why is this thread not getting much attention?!
Thanks for keeping us up to date on a great news.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 08:55 AM
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3. funny isn't it? NT
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 09:03 AM
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4. because Obama sold us out to the corporatists once again
Oh, wait.
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 10:53 AM
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6. Because it was posted at an early hour of the morning?
And it's a dupe of a thread that was posted last week in GD. I don't have a link handy, but I know I rec'd it a few days ago.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 09:12 AM
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 01:16 PM
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7. K&R!
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 03:11 PM
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8. K&R! n/t
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 03:19 PM
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9. Good.
Edited on Mon Jan-04-10 03:20 PM by bigwillq
:thumbsup: K and R
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 03:44 PM
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10. K and R!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-04-10 05:51 PM
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11. Thank you, President Obama! Nice!
We appreciate all the progress that's being made now and I really look forward to all that's coming in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. :fistbump: :patriot:
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