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Author Topic: Traveling to Russia  (Read 1237 times)

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Offline PeteNYNJ

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Traveling to Russia
« on: November 30, 2008, 10:08:53 PM »
Hi All

I have booked a trip in June to visit my friend who lives in St. Petersburg and we will probably spend a few days in Moscow.

I need a Visa to get into Russia from the US.  I saw something about an HIV voucher if you are staying for three months or more.  I am not on meds and my visa invitation would becoming from the US embassy in Russia (my friend is in the foreign service)

Should I expect much of a hassle?

Pete

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Re: Traveling to Russia
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008, 10:22:09 PM »
What hassle would you expect if you're not on meds?
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline PeteNYNJ

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Re: Traveling to Russia
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008, 10:35:21 PM »
I dont know, a blood test or something. 

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Re: Traveling to Russia
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2008, 10:54:39 PM »
You honestly think Russia is going to pay for HIV blood tests for every single individual obtaining tourist class visas in every country around the globe?
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Re: Traveling to Russia
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2008, 10:57:36 PM »
I guess it was a STUPID thought...fucking jesus

ask a question, get a smartass answer.  What is up with this place lately?

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Re: Traveling to Russia
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2008, 11:56:53 PM »
1) I asked what type of hassle you were referring to, in order to gain a specific

2) Then I showed why your reply was illogical, and thus showed that you had no reason to worry

3) You blame me for putting your worries at ease

4) Brilliant.  You're welcome.  Enjoy your trip.

Geez. 
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Offline newbie76

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Re: Traveling to Russia
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2008, 05:32:50 PM »
Sorry to interrupt all the bickering, but what is the situation if someone would like to visit Russia and already is on meds?

Are there any restrictions for HIV+ individuals if they only wnat to visit Russia for a short period of time, on a tourist visa?
25th Apr 07: The worst day of my life
27th Apr 07: cd4 202 14%
30th Apr 07: cd4 126 18% VL 110000
19th May 07: Started Truvada/Sustiva
20th Jun 07: cd4 218 25% VL 435
13th Aug 07: cd4 374 20% VL 64
20th Dec 07: cd4 435 24% VL <50
20th Oct 08: cd4 725 31% VL <50
30th Nov 09: cd4 725 30% VL <50
01st Nov 10: cd4 755 33% VL<50
11th Nov 11: cd4 754 32% VL<50
01st May 12: cd4 864 40% VL<50
01st May 13: cd4 615 VL 609 :-/
14th May 13: VL <50

Offline newbie76

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Re: Traveling to Russia
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2008, 05:48:28 PM »
http://www.aidsmap.com/en/docs/C92D5639-E779-44EC-B8F8-0CECCC23275A.asp Aidsmap says this:

"Russian Federation
HIV-positive people are not permitted to enter the Russian Federation. No HIV testing is required on entry for short-term tourist stays (up to three months)" (doesn't say whether they'll search your bags for meds).

But I also cnn.com says http://edition.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/11/17/hiv.ban/ this:

"Russia also places restrictions on travelers with HIV. Affected visitors are not permitted to stay in the country for more than three months."
25th Apr 07: The worst day of my life
27th Apr 07: cd4 202 14%
30th Apr 07: cd4 126 18% VL 110000
19th May 07: Started Truvada/Sustiva
20th Jun 07: cd4 218 25% VL 435
13th Aug 07: cd4 374 20% VL 64
20th Dec 07: cd4 435 24% VL <50
20th Oct 08: cd4 725 31% VL <50
30th Nov 09: cd4 725 30% VL <50
01st Nov 10: cd4 755 33% VL<50
11th Nov 11: cd4 754 32% VL<50
01st May 12: cd4 864 40% VL<50
01st May 13: cd4 615 VL 609 :-/
14th May 13: VL <50

Offline PeteNYNJ

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Re: Traveling to Russia
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2008, 08:50:14 PM »
Dont mind the bickering - I was having a bitch attack and apoligized to dear Philicia



 


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