7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013)

TUSA02 Towards "Zero Discrimination:" What Can Scientists Do to Help End HIV-Related Restrictions on Entry, Stay and Residence?
  Non-Commercial Satellite
Venue: Mini Room 2
Time: 02.07.2013, 18:30 - 20:30
Co-Chairs: Judith Auerbach, United States
Steve Kraus, UNAIDS
Organiser: IAS, UNAIDS, EATG and GNP+
This satellite session will assess progress and challenges in efforts to review and eliminate HIV-related entry, stay and residence restrictions, with a particular focus on the role the scientific community can play in promoting evidence-informed and human rights-based migration policy. Panelists will provide an overview of HIV-related vulnerability faced by migrant workers and the implications for public health and human rights, and also share the personal experience of being deported after testing HIV positive while abroad. Participants in the session will hear about ongoing efforts to lift Australia’s restrictions, including in the context of planning for the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.

Global Overview of HIV-related Restrictions on Entry, Stay and Residence
S. Kraus, UNAIDS
P. Rao, India

Migration, Human Rights and HIV in South East Asia
I. Fernandez, Malaysia

Migration and HIV: A Story from the Gulf
O. Franco, Philippines

Migration in the Middle East: Opportunities for Dialogue
R. Chahil-Graf, Egypt

Making a difference; Monitoring progress
P. Wiessner, Germany

HIV and Immigration- Australia current and proposed policy
L. Crooks, Australia

Strategies on Human Rights and Migration: A View from Malaysia
M. Mahathir, Malaysia

Powerpoints presentations
Global Overview of HIV-related Restrictions on Entry, Stay and Residence - Steve Kraus


    The organizers reserve the right to amend the programme.