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Strong Opposition to Trump Travel Ban Voiced by HIV Conference Organizers

February 14, 2017

At the largest HIV research conference held in the U.S. every year, conference organizers wasted no time in voicing their opposition to the executive order on travel signed by President Trump at the end of January.

At the opening press conference for the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Susan Buchbinder, M.D., delivered a statement on behalf of the CROI organizers.

"Because of the free exchange of information and ideas across national boundaries, as a fundamental principle of science, we reject in the strongest possible terms and without reservation the recent executive order banning entry into the United States of individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries," said Buchbinder. "We do believe that if policies like this are not swiftly and definitely rejected, they will have serious detrimental effects on scientific research. For that reason, we will continue to speak out against this and any other policy that threatens the free exchange of scientific information or the provision of medical care wherever it's needed."

This excerpt was cross-posted with the permission of BETAblog.org. Read the full article.


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