Anyone reading the coverage of the 17th International AIDS Conference, held Aug. 4 to 8 in Mexico City, likely spotted the quote by Ron MacInnis, director of policy and programs at the International AIDS Society (IAS), the group organizing the conference.
His quote carried far and wide by the Associated Press, MacInnis said of HIV-related travel bans:
''It's blatantly discriminatory to single out people with HIV. It's stupid and ridiculous. These restrictions are really impeding our ability to control HIV and AIDS.''
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