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Is the U.S. Neglecting HIV-positive Immigrants?

Is the U.S. Neglecting HIV-positive Immigrants?

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HIV-positive undocumented immigrants held in U.S. detention centers do not receive proper medical care and are neglected by federal officials, says the group Human Rights Watch in a report presented at the XVII International AIDS Conference. The report describes 14 incidences where HIV-positive immigrants did not receive their prescribed medications and documents the death of a visibly ill Mexican HIVer who was denied care at a Los Angeles'area facility. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security responded to the report by saying its division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which runs the detention centers, offers medical care equal to or better than other U.S. detention agencies and correctional programs.

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Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.

Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.