Access to Prevention and Healthcare Services for Immigrants with Communicable Diseases

NASTAD, in partnership with the HIV Medicine Association and the Infectious Disease Society of America, developed a resource for medical care teams and public health officials who are working with immigrants living with HIV and/or tuberculosis (TB).  

The resource, Access to Prevention and Healthcare Services for Immigrants with Communicable Diseases: A Resource for Public Health, Prevention, and Care Providersprovides:

  1. A summary of policies that may impede immigrants living with HIV or TB in accessing necessary prevention and treatment services
  2. An overview of provider and patient immigration rights
  3. Recommendations and questions to consider for providers of immigrants living with HIV, including the use of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part B and ADAP services
  4. Information for providers and immigrants living with TB, including the CureTB referral program

The document will be updated as additional information becomes available. This is an informational resource only and does not constitute legal advice.

People living with HIV and/or TB may be affected by recent changes to immigration policies and enforcement (e.g., the Executive Orders related to the refugee and immigration ban and the Executive Order affecting immigrants who were eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or “Dreamers”).  Providers and public health officials can support clients’ access to necessary prevention and care services, including in the event of an unanticipated detainment by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or other law enforcement.

Click here to access the resource.