Thursday, April 12, 2007

Australia: The number of immigrants carrying HIV/AIDS into Victoria has more than quadrupled in the past two years

Jane Metlikovec:

Health Department records show the number of HIV-positive people arriving from overseas and interstate has jumped from 16 in 2004 to 70 in 2006.

The shock rise has prompted State Health Minister Bronwyn Pike to suggest an overhaul of health checks for immigrants.

Federal Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews yesterday vowed to review the Victorian statistics.

All permanent visa applicants aged over 15 must be tested for HIV. The Federal Immigration Department then assesses individuals case-by-case.

They take into account the cost and impact on public health services, which is why a number of applicants are banned from entering Australia due to age or other ailments such as diabetes.

Migration regulations state only those with tuberculosis are not allowed into the country on the grounds of public risk.

Ms Pike said the increase in HIV newcomers highlighted the need for a national approach to the issue.

"Perhaps border controls are not adequate and need to be looked at too," Ms Pike said.

Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott has asked the National Health Protection Committee to consider national guidelines for dealing with HIV-positive people considered to be high-risk.

Two weeks ago, a Victorian man was ordered to stand trial for intentionally infecting two people with the deadly disease and attempting to infect another 16.

The total number of Victorians newly diagnosed with HIV was 264 in 2006, up from 206 in 2004.

Call for states to adopt 'risky' HIV-patient guidelines


At 1:40 PM, Blogger mantra77 said...

"Liberals and respectable conservatives say there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries."

"The Netherlands and Belgium are more crowded than Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them."

"Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to "assimilate," i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites."

"What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?"

"How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?"

"And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?"

"But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews."

"They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white."

"Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white."


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