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Can John Delaney End the HIV Epidemic?

John Delaney is most famous at this point for getting dunked on by Elizabeth Warren in a near-campaign-ending jab on health care. So, can this guy actually do anything positive for America’s HIV epidemic?

By Brian Gaither
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Federal Court Upholds Injunction Preventing Discharge of HIV-Positive Airmen

The U.S. Court of Appeals decision cites ‘U=U’ in its ruling.

By Larry Buhl
Nick Harrison

Trump Quietly Starts Firing Servicemembers Living With HIV Just Before the Holidays

Lamda Legal, Outserve-SLDN, and Winston & Strawn LLP are suing the Trump administration for firing two Air Force members because they live with HIV.

By Lambda Legal
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Kevin Deese Is Fighting the Military on Its HIV Ban

Deese discusses how his ordeal unfolded and why he's determined to fight for his rightful place in the military.

By Tim Murphy
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Court Rules Case Challenging Defense Department's Discriminatory HIV Policies to Proceed

A Virginia federal court ruled a case challenging the military's discriminatory policies governing the enlistment, deployment, and promotion of service members living with HIV will continue by denying the government's motion to dismiss.

By Lambda Legal
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Updates on HIV and the U.S. Military: An Unusually Active Month

The Trump administration's new discriminatory policy on HIV in the military is just one of a plethora of Department of Defense actions relevant to people living with HIV.

By AIDS United
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Trump Admin Plan to Ban People With HIV From Military 'Rooted in Prejudice'

AIDS United states that it "opposes this and any policy that tries to use military readiness as an excuse to promote an ideology of discrimination and stigma."

By AIDS United
Nick Harrison

Veteran of Two Overseas Combat Zones Faces Possible Discharge Simply Because He Lives With HIV

In a new lawsuit, a sergeant in the D.C. Army National Guard claims he was denied the opportunity to serve as an officer and faces possible discharge from the United States armed services because he is living with HIV.

By Lambda Legal
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Trump's Military Transgender Ban Draws Condemnation From HIV Organizations

A series of tweets from U.S. President Donald J. Trump on July 26 unexpectedly and dramatically appeared to upend the country's policy on transgender people serving in the military.

By Myles Helfand and Ken Stockwell
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A Military Diagnosis, and Unrelenting Support From the National Guard

I was 41 and taking my annual flight physical for the U.S. Air Force Reserve. I was an enlisted flight crew member with over 4,200 flying hours in three different aircraft and an E-6 TSgt about to make E-7 MSgt. I had also served four years in the U....

By Carl Sisco