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Pall lifts along with AIDS travel ban

The Chicago Tribune, 1 December 2009
Publié le : 1 décembre 2009
 Bonnie Miller Rubin 

"Senora Desiree cries when she talks about her only son, who is HIV-positive. The fact that the 18-year-old has been barred from visiting Chicago only heaps humiliation on top of her pain.

""I have suffered so much because of the law," said Desiree, a Chicago resident who last saw her son in their native Nicaragua three years ago.

"President Barack Obama recently announced that the 22-year-old ban on entry into the United States for anyone infected with HIV/AIDS will be lifted in January, making life a bit easier for mothers such as Desiree, who did not want her full name used because of the stigma of having an HIV-positive relative.

Tuesday marks the 21st World AIDS Day, and Americans today are more enlightened about how the disease is transmitted than they were two decades ago."

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