|RE: HIV and the military
Mar 15, 2003
Regarding a previous question about HIV and the military, if a service member is diagnosed while on active duty, he or she continues to serve. Only if medical issues prohibit performing their duties are they medically retired. The Department of Defense requires regular healthcare and places some restrictions on what types of duty infected service members may perform. While discrimination is not unknown, by and large the military is to be commended for their ability to treat HIV-positive service members according to objective medical criteria rather than bias and fear.
| Response from Ms. Breuer
Thank you for the information.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.