Ending Government HIV Discrimination

Good news from the State Department. But why did it take a lawsuit for this to happen? Now can we repeal the Jesse Helms ban on HIV-positive visitors, tourists, and immigrants? The provision was removed from PEPFAR for reasons I have yet to understand. The US is in a discriminatory class of countries with Saudi Arabia and Iran - even China has repealed its ban - and yet, the Democrats cannot manage to pass this sane and long overdue legislation. Many Republicans support it - thanks, Gordon Smith! So why the inability to get it done?