HIV and security clearances/military service
Jun 22, 2004
I'd also like to add some follow-up on this topic. The military has a policy for HIV-positive individuals stating they cannot be sent OCCONUS (outside continental US). This, of course, requires disclosure of your condition to your chain of command, but I consider it very good news for HIV-positive service members that are worried about getting sent somewhere that meds aren't available.
Response from Ms. Breuer
Thank you for your contribution to the conversation. Yes, disclosure would be required to trigger this policy, but in many countries where the meds aren't available, testing at the border is the country's policy and discrimination is a serious problem. A person living with HIV would not be in the best circumstances there.
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