Federal Official Comments On HIV Travel Ban, Needle Exchange In U.S. At Conference
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci told delegates at the 5th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Cape Town, South Africa "that a bill to lift the ban on funding needle exchange programmes was working its way through Congress, and restrictions on HIV-infected people entering the U.S. were also almost certain to be lifted in the near future," Plus News/IRIN reports. Fauci added, "With regard to science and policy, we will stay on the right path." Eric Goosby, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, was also present at the conference and discussed U.S. policies related to global HIV/AIDS (7/20).The Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report contains additional coverage of the International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention. This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.