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July 24, 2012

CEOs of Levi Strauss, Virgin and Coca-Cola urge 45 countries that still restrict visas for HIV-positive people to change their laws

CEOs from Virgin, Levi Strauss, Coca-Cola and Johnson&Johnson among others have called on the 45 countries that restrict entry, stay and residence for HIV-positive people to change their laws.

The call was made on the first day of the International AIDS conference in Washington DC on Sunday.

The conference is being held in the US for the first time in 22 years because in 2010 President Obama lifted the travel restrictions on HIV positive people visiting the US.

June 15, 2012

Officers at London's Gatwick Airport likened an HIV positive gay man to a paedophile and suggested using stronger hand gel after searching him

The inspector of London's Gatwick Airport has slammed the UK Border Agency after officers likened a gay HIV positive man to a paedophile.

According to a report by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, which covers the period of April to September 2011, border control officers at the British capital's second largest airport were 'innapropriate' and 'unprofessional' after making homophobic remarks about a passenger within earshot of other travellers.