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Author Topic: Traveling to Colombia HIV+  (Read 1896 times)

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Offline lpd19852001

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Traveling to Colombia HIV+
« on: February 02, 2014, 09:08:12 PM »
Hi everyone,

Next week I am going on vacation with my partner to Colombia.  He's HIV+ and it never even occurred to me that they might still have restrictions on people with HIV.  Anyway, I've been reading and reading and reading, and the answers all range from "he won't have any problems" to "he needs forms from the consulate" to "he won't be allowed in."  He doesn't need a visa to get into the country so I don't think he will have any problems there, but I am scared that if they inspect his bags they'll see the Atripla pills (he's bringing about 12 with a letter from his doctor stating they are necessary) and make the connection.

I found this thread about the topic but it's from 2010:  http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=32736.0

Has anybody been there recently and know if he'd have any difficulties getting through immigration/customs??

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Traveling to Colombia HIV+
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 09:18:25 PM »
Since you are not HIV positive yourself please only post in the someone I care about forum . I moved your thread out of living with HIV were only members who are HIV positive are allowed to post .  Thanks .

Offline lpd19852001

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Re: Traveling to Colombia HIV+
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2014, 09:27:21 PM »
Hi, Jeff.  Both the title of the board and the sticky at the top said that particular forum is for those living with HIV and those affected by it.  Since we're a couple and we're traveling together, I feel like it has a pretty strong influence on my life, too. 

In any case, this forum gets significantly less traffic than the "Living with HIV" forum, so I'm not as hopeful I'll get a response here.  I guess I'll just have him make his own account and post the question again if that follows your rules more closely, but it seems kind of silly to me.  Just my $.02 though.

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Re: Traveling to Colombia HIV+
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2014, 09:59:13 PM »
The living with HIV forum is a place for those living with HIV as in living with the virus ... we have the women's for just for women and we have the LTS for forum for those who tested before 96 so its not just the Living with forum that has restrictions on who can post .

We are glad you are here and hope you continue to post in someone I care about so you can get the support and information you need . Best of luck .

Offline marcmoral16

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Re: Traveling to Colombia HIV+
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2014, 10:59:09 PM »

Found this and multiple websites say that a waiver must be requested from the Colombian embassy. They may not put one and one together but you don't want your trip ruined.
Tested Positive Jan 16 2013
CD4 119 6% VL 23980
Started Complera Feb 2013
March CD4 199 9% VL 1000
May CD4 255 12% VL 334
June CD4 284 15% VL 172
Switched to Stribild middle June 2013
July CD4 325 22% VL 51
October CD4 341 23% VL UD!!
Jan 2014 CD4 343 20% VL <20
July 2014 CD4 450 26% VL <20
December 2014 491 26% still UD!

Offline xyahka

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Re: Traveling to Colombia HIV+
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 11:05:12 PM »
I have a friend from the uk who worked in colombia and he is poz, and he never had any trouble... and i dont think he informed anyone.

just saying.....

13/03/07 1er diagnóstico /Peso: 79kg
19/04/07 CD4: 494 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 80kg
19/07/07 CD4: 659 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79.5kg
06/03/08 CD4: 573 (después de meses muy deprimido) /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79kg
17/09/08 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 84Kg
06/02/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 85Kg /HCV: Neg /HBV: Neg.
07/03/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 87Kg / Gym 3días/semana y Natación 2días/semana.
12/05/09 CD4: 470 /Cviral: ?? /Peso: 87Kg.
08/07/09 CD4: ? /CViral: ? /Peso: 77Kg.
09/12/09 CD4: 510 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg. No medicinas aún
10/01/10 CD4: ? /CViral: ? /Peso: 76Kg.
15/05/10 CD4: 320 /CViral: ? /Peso: 76Kg.
01/02/11 CD4: 291 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg.
05/05/11 CD4: 366 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg.
27/07/11 CD4: 255 /CViral: 138000 /Peso: 78kg.

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