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Medical examination of aliens--removal of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection from definition of communicable disease of public health significance. Final rule.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20166276     Owner:  HSR     Status:  MEDLINE    
Through this final rule, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is amending its regulations to remove "Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection" from the definition of communicable disease of public health significance and remove references to "HIV" from the scope of examinations for aliens. Prior to this final rule, aliens with HIV infection were considered to have a communicable disease of public health significance and were thus inadmissible to the United States per the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). While HIV infection is a serious health condition, it is not a communicable disease that is a significant public health risk for introduction, transmission, and spread to the U.S. population through casual contact. As a result of this final rule, aliens will no longer be inadmissible into the United States based solely on the ground they are infected with HIV, and they will not be required to undergo HIV testing as part of the required medical examination for U.S. immigration.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Federal register     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0097-6326     ISO Abbreviation:  Fed Regist     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-18     Completed Date:  2010-03-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7808722     Medline TA:  Fed Regist     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56547-62     Citation Subset:  T    
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MeSH Terms
Communicable Diseases / classification*
Disease Transmission, Infectious / legislation & jurisprudence
Emigrants and Immigrants / legislation & jurisprudence*
Emigration and Immigration / legislation & jurisprudence*
HIV Infections / epidemiology*
Physical Examination
Public Health
United States / epidemiology

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