China’s slowly but surely lifting the wall on HIV. The communist nation announced that it will ease restrictions on international HIV-infected travelers.
Under a 1994 law, foreigners applying for a residency permit in China must take an HIV test. Visitors to the country are asked to declare whether they have the virus – and can be refused entry or deported if they do. The law also affects those with other sexually transmitted diseases or tuberculosis.
But Mao said China’s attitudes have changed. “At present, we are considering, and we are changing the present regulation that stops foreigners with HIV and AIDS from entering the country, and this job is under way.
The nation also made headlines this year when it committed to distributing condoms in public arenas. Chinese officials have not yet said when they’ll alter the laws. Those commies sure do play their cards close…