Reisverbod onthult status HIV-discriminatie
December 1, 2018 - Terwijl Wereld Aids Dag zijn 30e verjaardag viert, blijven reisbeperkingen voor HIV-dragers gemeengoed over de hele wereld, waaronder inreisverboden, onthouding van werk en woonvergunning, en zelfs deportaties.
HIV-related travel restrictions currently exist in more than 50 countries and territories across the world. Most of them place limits on the amount of time HIV-positive foreigners can stay, while a smaller number of countries ban entry altogether, or deport travellers found to have HIV.
The restrictions were largely adopted by governments in the early 1980s when little was known about HIV and its spread. Despite medical advances that have made HIV a manageable disease, the restrictions remain, perpetuating stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV, according to the UN.