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September 26, 2009

Deportation of migrants with HIV often contravenes human rights treaties

"National governments should reconsider deportation policies for people living with HIV, Human Rights Watch said in a report released yesterday. The organisation called on governments, international agencies and donors to ensure that HIV-positive migrants have access to antiretroviral therapy when detained and to ensure that, if deported, migrants are able to maintain access to treatment and care.

"The report was co-authored with the African HIV Policy Network, Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe and the European AIDS Treatment Group, and describes cases from a wide range of countries around the world."

Read more in Aidsmap, September 25, 2009.