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Are travel restrictions on people with HIV justified?


Many of us take for granted the luxury of being able to travel to pretty well anywhere in the world - if we can afford it.

There may be reasons at a government or political level why certain destinations are out of bounds to certain people, but there is one unique category of person who are not welcome in many parts of the world, which has nothing to do with their beliefs or politics - people who are HIV positive.

Rajan Datar looks at whether there are still health risks attached to letting travellers with HIV in, or is it just intolerance?

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