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Author Topic: US TRAVEL  (Read 1038 times)

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Offline london553

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« on: October 22, 2008, 05:45:50 PM »
Hey guys,

This has probably been covered loads before but oh well...

Quick one about travelling with HIV meds. I recently travelled to Berlin from London with meds. As far as I was concerned, they scanned my hand luggage in London and that was it. They didn't even pick up on the medication.

So, my question is when travelling to the US, as long as it is not picked up in London, there is no way of anyone telling that you have meds on you as they don't scan your hand luggage again once you arrive in the US. Is this right? Or am I getting it wrong??

Hope to hear from you guys soon...

Offline heartforyou

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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008, 05:52:40 PM »
Hi London,

I travelled a lot to the US with meds.
There is always a chance of you being checked and searched, manually, upon arrival in the US.

However, put your meds in a vitamin bottle and don't worry.

You may or may not be aware that the ban on HIV poz passengers entering the US may soon (??) be lifted. At least, an amendment has been launched.

In my opinion, the US is much much more concerned of you being a terrorist then being HIV.... so, pack your bags and fly...

Diagnosed in 1987 and still kicking
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Offline pozniceguy

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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2008, 05:59:27 PM »
I have travelled in and out of USA several times in past few years..answer to your question= maybe
It seems to depend on where you are coming from and where you land in USA...sometimes all luggage is scanned sometimes  samples ( maybe yours) may be scanned  sometimes nothing....
wish I could be more helpful....
In general they don't  bother with medications in marked containers, don't even look at the contents.....
Changes are coming...slowly official  restrictions are being lifted..lots of bureaucracy to get through to eliminate the travel ban on HIV+  
the law has been changed...many congressmen want the rules and regulations changed now and are putting pressure on the various departments to update them to coincide with the legal change...
remember the good times...honor the past but don't live there
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Offline newt

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2008, 07:32:59 PM »
Put/keep your meds in a labelled/original bottle/container and carry a letter/copy of your prescription (this won't say what the meds are for) and there will be no probs (setting aside the question of whether the rules on entry really have been changed). Putting obviously prescription meds in another container is asking for trouble. Hand luggage best.

- matt
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