Wednesday, January 2, 2008

How Do Immigration Policies Affect People With or At Risk for HIV?

How Do Immigration Policies Affect People With or At Risk for HIV?
The national debate over immigration impacts the health of documented and undocumented people in our communities

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
6:30 - 8:30PM

LGBT Community Center
208 West 13th Street (Between 7th & 8th Avenues), NYC

Free ~ Open to the public ~ Refreshments provided

Since the beginning of the epidemic, HIV positive immigrants have faced daunting challenges accessing care and treatment. And HIV negative immigrants are at particular risk for HIV due to policies that force them to remain largely underground.

The recently revised entry ban on HIV positive travelers adds disturbing new criteria while upholding many of the cruel provisions of the original ban – an embarrassment to the country, prohibiting the International AIDS Conference from ever being held in the US. For 20 years, HIV positive immigrants already in the
country have been barred from achieving any recognized legal status except in extremely limited circumstances. They’ve also been barred from coming to the US to immigrate.

Join us to discuss the challenges facing immigrants in our increasingly isolationist country – and learn how to take action!

Speakers Include:
Sangeeta Budhiraja – Queers for Economic Justice
Amanda Lugg – African Services Committee
Nancy Ordover – GMHC
Moderated by: James Learned, CHAMP

Co-sponsored by:
African Services Committee, Bronx AIDS Services, Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), Community
HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP), Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), Queers for Economic Justice, Harm
Reduction Coalition, Human Rights Watch-LGBT Rights Program, Immigration Equality, International Gay & Lesbian
Human Rights Commission, Lambda Legal, LGBT Center, NYC AIDS Housing Network (NYCAHN)
List in formation

For more information or to be added as a co-sponsor, contact James at
or call (212) 937-7955 x 60. //

1 comment:

margaret said...

January 22-23, 2008
First Conference on HIV Prevention, Reproductive Health, Technology
and Youth: Together with San Francisco State's National Sexuality
Resource Center, is hosting this conference with over 400 public
health professionals, technology whizzes, youth, youth advocates, and
researchers expected to attend. Keynotes include winners of the Fresh
Focus Sex Ed Digital Video Contest (voting starts January 9th!),
President, COO and Co-founder of Intercasting, Founder of,
cast and crew of podcasters' featured in the Wall Street Journal.