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Migrants should never be refused entry or expelled because of their HIV status

Migrants should never be refused entry to a country or expelled because of their HIV status, according to PACE’s Migration Committee.

In a resolution, based on a report by Doris Fiala (Switzerland, ALDE), the committee said that expelling an migrant living with HIV “when it is clear that he or she will not receive adequate healthcare and assistance in the country to which he or she is being sent back” would amount to “a death sentence”.

Everyone, including migrants or irregular migrants, living with HIV/AIDS in Council of Europe member states should have free access to treatment, the committee said.
 

It also spelled out a series of “special measures” for migrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, living with HIV in Europe.