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How Often Does The Military Test For HIV

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Military: HIV Tests Every Two Years

Under a new Department of Defense policy implemented in late March, members of the U.S. military must be tested for HIV every two years. While the military began HIV testing of service members in the mid-1980s, military branches varied in their... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

India to Start HIV Testing Military Recruits

On Friday, President Abdul Kalam said India will soon test all new armed forces recruits for HIV. Officials said the testing will begin in October. "The military will be testing for HIV in new recruits and undertake prenatal examination of wives of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV in U.S. Military Down, Navy Doctor Says

HIV infections among U.S. military personnel have declined this year because of education programs, a Navy physician told representatives of 28 foreign militaries, who were in Monterey, Calif., last week to learn how to slow the spread of AIDS.... Read more »
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HIV Testing with Military Inoculations

Good Evening Doctor Frascino,My question regards HIV testing and current day US Military inoculations. During my 12 year military stint I was literally a lab rat/pin cushion and received a ton of immunization shots. Most recently were the HEP A and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First of all, HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. You have overwhelming evidence to prove this, including multiple negative HIV tests out to nine months plus the negative test of your Naughty Lady of Shady Lane at four months! A negative... Read more »

Military Testing and unapproved home testing

Dr. Bob,I recently donated to your organization and I am proud to do so because I believe that it is a great cause. I have read through ALL of your archives as a means to calm myself down, but I still feel compelled to write. I wanted to write you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Military Guy,Hopefully you learned form the archives that indeed your HIV risks were low. You may also have noted that FDA-"unapproved" HIV tests are unapproved for a reason. It either means they are unreliable (no matter what their... Read more »

testing overseas at military clinic

Dear Dr. Holodniy,I would appreciate your suggestions on how I should talk to my clinic about a missing HIV test. I'm an American working overseas and have been exposed to some blood from war refugees. I've had some uncommon health...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I have no experience with that kind of bureaucracy. Is it possible to go to a civilian clinic?... Read more »

HIV positive/military

Hi,Last week a friend of mine tested positive for HIV. He is a Captain in the airforce.I do know that people can not enter the military if they test positive, but what about members who are already in the military. I have looked at the questions...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
As I understand current military practice, employees are tested for HIV periodically and are removed from active duty if they test positive, even if they are stationed in the US. This practice pre-dates Clinton and will probably last well past Bush... Read more »
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hiv a big risk in military??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i was tested negative for hiv and am thankful for it life long dream is to become an Army Ranger.. i was just wondering if hiv is a big risk in the military now? thank you

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Military pilot with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
Thank you for providing this forum. I tested positive for HIV in
February of this year. I began three drug therapy immediately and
my last test for viral loadon 7 April indicated that the virus
was at undetectable levels. I am quite thankful for... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I don't know, ever since I've been infected I just keep wanting to die. I joined the service a decade ago to fight, now I have the chance, and with orders to the Sandbox in hand I pop HIV+. It doesn't make sence, I am in such a low risk group but... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I see many questions or coments on military testing for STDs on this site. As a retired navy corpsman let me put out a little factual information on this matter.

1. All active duty members complete a "short form" physical every six months. This... Read more »