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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.

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Thank you for the information.



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