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BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 23 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2543

US continues to bar entry to people with HIV: Paul Thorn, a project director for the Tuberculosis Survival Project and a UK citizen, says he was denied a visa to speak at a conference in the United States because of his HIV status. Earlier in the month 60 Canadians were barred for the same reason when they sought to attend a conference on housing for people living with HIV. The Obama administration has yet to change the policy.

German doctors must abide by living wills: The German parliament has passed a law saying that doctors have to follow the living wills of …

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