More support for repealing the unique legislative ban on people with HIV entering the United States:
We write as religious organizations with extensive experience in the fight against HIV and AIDS and a commitment to the well-being of all of God’s people to urge your support for restoring authority to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to determine the most appropriate entry policy procedures for HIV-positive persons, as included in the current Global AIDS Reauthorization Act of 2008...
The fear that once surrounded the spread of HIV that paralyzed the response of the international community, including many faith organizations, has been replaced by facts.
Through extensive experience both domestically and internationally in the fight against AIDS, we believe that eliminating the HIV-specific grounds for inadmissibility to the United States will help reduce stigma and discrimination against HIV-positive persons, enhance U.S. leadership in the global fight against AIDS and allow our ministries to more effectively partner with those most severely affected by HIV and AIDS in the world.
Catholic Relief Services
Church World Service
Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance
The Episcopal Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Missionary Oblates
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
Metropolitan Community Church
Presbyterian Church, (USA), Washington Office
Siyafundisa: Africa HIV/AIDS Education Project
United Faith Action Network of The AIDS Institute
United Methodist Church, General Board of Church & Society
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops