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US military eases restrictions on HIV positive service members
ABC7 ^ | Sunday, June 12, 2022 | CNN Wire

Posted on 06/13/2022 1:37:40 PM PDT by 11th_VA

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon will no longer automatically ban people who are HIV-positive from joining the US military as officers or deploying abroad.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin issued a memo this week updating HIV policies for the military "in view of significant advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention" of the virus.

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WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon will no longer automatically ban people who are HIV-positive from joining the US military as officers or deploying abroad.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin issued a memo this week updating HIV policies for the military "in view of significant advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention" of the virus. Advertisement

The new policy says that individuals who are HIV-positive, are asymptomatic, and who have a confirmed undetectable viral load will no longer have restrictions applied to them. Moreover, they cannot be discharged or separated from military service solely because they are HIV-positive, the memo states.

The policy changes follow a recent federal court decision that ruled Defense Department policies were unlawful. The Biden administration has already made a decision to not appeal those rulings and move ahead with the changes, according to a defense official.

Service members are tested at least every two years and before and after deployments, according to a defense official...

(Excerpt) Read more at abc7.com ...


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And this just in :

First Case of Monkeypox Among Active-Duty US Service Members Diagnosed in Germany

A U.S. service member in Stuttgart, Germany, was diagnosed with monkeypox last week, the first confirmed case of the virus among active-duty personnel.

In a statement released Monday, U.S. European Command spokesman Chuck Prichard said the service member was seen and treated at the Stuttgart Army Health Clinic and remains in isolation "recovering in their quarters" on base...

A U.S. service member in Stuttgart, Germany, was diagnosed with monkeypox last week, the first confirmed case of the virus among active-duty personnel.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2022/06/13/first-case-of-monkeypox-among-active-duty-us-service-members-diagnosed-germany.html

1 posted on 06/13/2022 1:37:40 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

Because after all, doesn’t everyone want HIV?


2 posted on 06/13/2022 1:39:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I pledge allegiance the flag of the U S of A, and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands.)
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To: 11th_VA

“The Pentagon will no longer automatically ban people who are HIV-positive from joining the US military as officers or deploying abroad”

So the military elite wannabes get a break? I guess that will make a bunch of HIV positives that join quality for medical care for life thanks to the American taxpayers.


3 posted on 06/13/2022 1:41:46 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: 11th_VA
I've long been concerned that our military doesn't have enough HIV-positive soldiers. Glad to see this important frontier of civil rights is finally being addressed.

This is a great time to do it too because the number of international security problems is basically zero, thanks to Joe Biden's strong hand on the tiller.

4 posted on 06/13/2022 1:42:03 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Voter Fraud] == [Civil War])
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To: 11th_VA

Hope they will not be in combat positions.


5 posted on 06/13/2022 1:42:15 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: 11th_VA

But they damn well better be vaxxed.


6 posted on 06/13/2022 1:42:46 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (⭐⭐Public hangings will wake 'em up.⭐⭐)
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Those anti-HIV meds cost hundreds of dollars a month.


7 posted on 06/13/2022 1:43:34 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Covid Is All About Mail In Ballots)
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To: 11th_VA

We’re not just invading you to spread democracy...


8 posted on 06/13/2022 1:44:08 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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so GAIDS good, covid BAD...


9 posted on 06/13/2022 1:44:38 PM PDT by Chode (there is no fall back position, there's no rally point, there is no LZ... we're on our own. #FJB)
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To: 11th_VA

Madness.


10 posted on 06/13/2022 1:44:51 PM PDT by ought-six (Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule. )
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Meanwhile, people who spent too much time in the UK in the 80s and early 90s still can’t donate blood...


11 posted on 06/13/2022 1:45:27 PM PDT by mewzilla (We need to repeal RCV wherever it's in use and go back to dumb voting machines.)
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"Hope they will not be in combat positions."

Or put them all in the same unit.

Don't want some AIDS guy's blood splattering all over the non-infected troops.

12 posted on 06/13/2022 1:45:33 PM PDT by DannyTN
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Hasn’t Fraud-chi been working on an HIV vaccine for,
. . . decades?

must a gotten side-tracked from the buckets of cash for the Bird Flu, then the ChiComWuHu, and now the Monkey Pox.

it’s a tough row to hoe to pile up all that cash.


13 posted on 06/13/2022 1:46:06 PM PDT by Macoozie (Handcuffs and Orange Jumpsuits)
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To: 11th_VA

I guess every army needs some cannon fodder....


14 posted on 06/13/2022 1:46:13 PM PDT by Magnum44 (...against all enemies, foreign and domestic... )
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Nice way to make sure whole platoons get wiped out if one squad member gets shot or blown up and the blood flies


15 posted on 06/13/2022 1:48:53 PM PDT by jpp113
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Isn’t HIV a death sentence? They need the troops. Just remember at the height of Viet Nam there were only about 50k troops on the front lines. 500k more throughout the country, one being Al Gore who had bodyguards. Still he served.

We need the bodies. Discharge them when their enlistment is up.


16 posted on 06/13/2022 1:51:12 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: 11th_VA

and in a companion piece it has been confirmed that C D C has the results in on a mask study and masks do in fact stem the spread of the Monkypox virus.

You just have to get a “buddy” too insert far enough up in there.


17 posted on 06/13/2022 1:51:50 PM PDT by ping jockey (another day, another fruitless search for a Dodge Challenger 6.4L Hemi, Manual 6 spd, SCAT PACK. )
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To: 11th_VA

Disgusting.


18 posted on 06/13/2022 1:52:34 PM PDT by rrrod (6)
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To: ping jockey

LOL !!!


19 posted on 06/13/2022 1:54:00 PM PDT by 11th_VA (I can still remember an America where dissent was the highest form of patriotism.)
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To: 11th_VA

i kill me sometimes.


20 posted on 06/13/2022 1:58:28 PM PDT by ping jockey (another day, another fruitless search for a Dodge Challenger 6.4L Hemi, Manual 6 spd, SCAT PACK. )
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