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U.S. Immigration Policies Could Affect HIV Epidemic Domestically, In Other Nations, Researchers Say

Healio: Enhanced immigration enforcement in U.S. could worsen HIV epidemic
“…As the political debate on enhanced immigration enforcement in the U.S. continues to grow, [Kathleen R. Page, associate professor in the division of infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,] and colleagues said [in a Viewpoint article published in The Lancet HIV] it will be important to develop a multidisciplinary approach to protect the wellbeing of undocumented immigrants with HIV and ensure they are maintained in care. The impact of immigration enforcement would extend beyond individual patients to public health, Page said. ‘Local/national policies have a ripple effect not only in the U.S. but also for other nations,’ she told Infectious Disease News…” (Viguers, 7/21).

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