For the last decade China has maintained a ban on people with HIV/AIDS from entering the country. But the country has revoked the ban after receiving criticism following the barring of an Australian writer who declared he was HIV-positive.
China's regulation formally banned foreigners with "psychiatric illness, leprosy, AIDS, sexually-transmitted diseases, active pulmonary tuberculosis or other infectious diseases." The State Council amended the regulation on Tuesday removing the ban on people who have developed AIDS or are infected with the HIV retrovirus.
The ban still bars foreigners "with serious psychiatric illness, infectious pulmonary tuberculosis or other infectious diseases that may constitute a major threat to public health."