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Singapore Lifts Restrictions On Short-Term Visits By People Living With HIV; Ban Remains In Place For Long-Term Visitors

Associated Press: Singapore softens ban on HIV-positive visitors
“Singapore said Monday it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months. The Health Ministry said the ban was lifted on April 1, ‘given the current context with more than 5,000 Singapore residents living with HIV and the availability of effective treatment for the disease’…” (Liang, 8/31).

Straits Times: Ban on entry into Singapore eased for foreigners with HIV
“…The ban remains for long-term visitors, such as those looking to work in Singapore or those who want to accompany a child studying here, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed…” (Han, 8/31).

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