Singapore's Communication and Information Minister S Iswaran (L) and Health Minister Gan Kim Yong in July. Photo: EPA

Singapore vows to pursue American man Mikhy Farrera Brochez over HIV data leak as public disquiet brews

  • Authorities knew data of HIV-positive people in Singapore was compromised by a US citizen but decided to stay quiet to protect patient privacy
  • Scandal has heightened public disquiet over lapses by a government that has staked its reputation on being efficient and honest
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Singapore's Communication and Information Minister S Iswaran (L) and Health Minister Gan Kim Yong in July. Photo: EPA
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Visitors lining up for entry clearance at Singapore’s Changi airport. Photo: Alamy

Visa restrictions for HIV-positive immigrants still in place in dozens of countries

  • Recent leak in Singapore of data of HIV-positive people renewed attention on its curbs on long-term stays by those who have the virus
  • Countries with restrictions include Russia and the United Arab Emirates; there’s no logical basis for them any more, UNAids says
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Visitors lining up for entry clearance at Singapore’s Changi airport. Photo: Alamy
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