France: Restrictions on residence visa for HIV-positive immigrants

Pearshouse, Richard
December 2006
HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review;Dec2006, Vol. 11 Issue 2/3, p39
The article reports that non-French citizens in France with serious illnesses may remain in the country with a residence visa if they don't have access to medical treatment in their home country, following amendments to French immigration law adopted in 1998. The residence visa qualifies the holder for social security services and medical treatment, and grants the holder the right to work. There are approximately 20,000 HIV-positive aliens living in France.


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