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Authors
UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and IOM - International Organization for Migration
Title
UNAIDS/IOM Statement on HIV/AIDS-Related Travel Restrictions
Imprint
June 2004, 14 pp
Url
http://www.iom.int/jahia/webdav/site/myjahiasite/shared/shared/mainsite UNAIDS_IOM_statement_travel_restrictions.pdfhttp://www.iom.int/jahia/webdav/site/myjahiasite/shared/shared/mainsitehttp://www.iom.int/jahia/webdav/site/myjahiasite/shared/shared
Abstract

"This document, produced jointly by the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS and the International Organization for Migration, describes HIV/AIDS-related travel restrictions and their impact. It reviews relevant international law and human rights principles, and discusses humanitarian and ethical concerns. The document reinforces previous conclusions that HIV/AIDS-related travel restrictions have no public health justification. It reviews the economic rationale underlying some HIV-related travel restrictions and concludes that a blanket exclusion of people living with HIV on economic grounds is an overly broad mechanism that results in the exclusion of people living with HIV."

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