HIV Travel Restrictions
Marco was on his way to a business meeting in Bangladesh via Qatar when border guards in Qatar escorted him to a room and informed him they had identified HIV medication in his luggage.
After being detained for several hours, he was refused entry and deported from Qatar and missed the first day of his business meeting.
In order to explain his absence, he then had to disclose his HIV status to his colleagues.
Marco's story is captured in this video from GBC Health, who have launched a campaign with UNAIDS to get about 45 countries to repeal travel bans that restrict the freedom of movement of people like Marco who are living with HIV.