2,400 foreigners in Singapore found to have HIV in last 7 years; most no longer live here

A nurse testing a blood sample as part of a HIV test. Foreigners found to have the infection will not be allowed to live in Singapore, although they can still visit as tourists.
A nurse testing a blood sample as part of a HIV test. Foreigners found to have the infection will not be allowed to live in Singapore, although they can still visit as tourists. PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - Some 2,400 foreigners in Singapore were found to be HIV-positive in the last seven years, a number that is consistent with earlier trends.

They are a mix of those who wanted to work here but were found to have the infection upon mandatory checks; those already working here and were later found to have the infection; as well as family members of foreign professionals here.

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