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Will The Army Accept You With Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Swaziland Army to Reject HIV-Positive Recruits

On Thursday, Swaziland officials announced that the nation's armed forces will not accept HIV-positive recruits. "The army is experiencing a rise in HIV/AIDS-related illnesses and deaths, and this has adverse effects on the overall mission and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South Sudan's Army Calls for Concerted Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS

"South Sudan's army on Wednesday appealed for concerted efforts to fight against HIV/AIDS, stressing that the war against the sexually transmitted disease cannot be fought by one institution or group of some officials tasked by the government," the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Groups Urge Secretary of U.S. Army to Sustain Funding for Military HIV Research Program

"Speaking out against a potential $16 million cut in the Army's base research and development budget for HIV, leaders of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) sent a letter (.pdf) Thursday to... Read more »
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former dumbass army guy

hey there. i read your posts alot, and i think your one cool dude, i dont know if you remember my questiono or not. but after testing at 3,4,,6,7,8, months and my gf testing 5 months after we played tonsil hockey with a cancor sore in my mouth. i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Per your request: 1.Dumbass2.BOPP!!!!!!Both you and your girlfriend are HIV negative. If you can't accept that wonderful news, then yes, a psychologist (rather than a phycologist, by the way) could indeed be helpful. It's definitely... Read more »

Army Reservist with HIV

Hello,I was diasnosed with HIV October of last year (so about 6 months). I'm still not sure I have come to grips with it all. I am on Atripla, but have a lot of mood swings and seemed to be down in the dumps alot. I am in the Army Reserves,...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
SteveSome people on Atripla do not get restful sleep and become very tired or depressed even after the initial "adjustment" time (first 10-15 days) that physicians keep mentioning to their patients. Depending on their genotype resistance... Read more »

An Army Captain's Worry.Help needed Please

Hello Dr.Robert, I happen to be a Major in the Indian Army, and currently serving in the 'not-so-peaceful' a region of Jammu&Kashmir.Apart from the seriously stressing nature of my job, I mean I have seen bombs going off within meters...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Major in the Indian Army with an Army Captain's Worry,Thank you for your question and for reading the archives!!! Your assessment is right on target! In order to definitively know your HIV status, you'll need to take an HIV test. The... Read more »

Old army buddy of hubby has aids

Today, out of the blue, a old army buddy of my hubby called. Hubby was at work. The guy, I don't know, told me he has had aids for many years. I told him I was so sorry for him. Said he had no money and was out of meds??? He has no close...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Offering friendship is extremely important. One of the most serious problems people with AIDS encounter is being abandoned by some friends and/or family because of fear, ignorance and misunderstanding about HIV and AIDS, or because of blaming,... Read more »
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Just dignosed HIV+ in the Army

Posted by lkn4u, 14 Replies
Hello all,

I have just been given the news I am HIV+ and I am overseas right now and I guess will be sent back to the states very very soon. I have almost 20 years in service and I am just lost as to what to do and where to go from now on. After... Read more »

HIV testing in the army

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Can anyone tell me what the Army's policy is on HIV testing? I know that new recruits are tested, but what about once you are enlisted?


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Army HIV Policies and Procedures as of 7/15/2005

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Greetings! I have found actual policy information concerning HIV from the Army. You must have Acrobat Reader to view. You may go to the link:

The pdf's title is Army Regulation 600-110 - Identification,... Read more »

hiv + in army

Posted by Anonymous
ive been on active duty in the army for 14yrs 3mos. i was diagnosed on 16 mar 94 when 2 airplanes collided at pope afbnc. while i was applying pressure to my confirmation stick the nurse heard that there was a large plume of smoke coming from pope... Read more »