Screening Immigrants and International Travelers for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Gostin, Larry O.
Cleary, Paul D.
Mayer, Kenneth H.
Brandt, Allan M.
Chittenden, Eva H.
New England Journal of Medicine. 1990 Jun 14; 322(24): 1743-1746.
The U.S. Public Health Service in 1987 added HIV infection to the list of diseases for which aliens can be excluded from the United States. In a Sounding Board article, the authors summarize current policy as it applies to temporary visitors and to the three classes of persons requesting permanent residence -- visa applicants, applicants for legalization, and applicants for refugee status or asylum. Gostin and his colleagues question the efficacy and fairness of the U.S.'s broad policy for testing and excluding foreigners for reasons of public health, and describe the policy's adverse effects and its infringement of human rights. They conclude that current U.S. policy is neither efficacious nor just and call for a scientifically sound and globally focused response to the HIV pandemic. (KIE abstract)
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