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Aliens Won’t Get HIV Test

WASHINGTON (CN) - Aliens will not need to be tested for Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection upon entry into the United States, after the New Year.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have removed the disease from the definition of "communicable disease of public health significance," effective Jan. 4.

The agency considers HIV not to be a communicable disease that is a significant public health risk for introduction, transmission, and spread to the U.S. population through casual contact.

Previously, aliens with HIV infection were considered to have a communicable disease of public health significance and were thus inadmissible to the U.S. per the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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