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  • US: Judge halts Air Force’s efforts to discharge airmen with HIV

    A federal judge in Virginia has ordered the Air Force to halt efforts to discharge service members who are HIV-positive. The ruling came in a case filed by two HIV-positive airmen who are suing to prevent their discharge under the military’s “deploy or get out” policy. U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema in Alexandria issued the preliminary injunction Friday. She ruled that the Air Force's treatment of HIV-positive personnel is "irrational, inconsistent, and at variance with modern science."

    16 February 2019 | Air Force Times
  • Visa restrictions for HIV-positive immigrants still in place in dozens of countries

    Recent leak in Singapore of data of HIV-positive people renewed attention on its curbs on long-term stays by those who have the virus. Countries with restrictions include Russia and the United Arab Emirates; there’s no logical basis for them any more, UNAids says.

    06 February 2019 | South China Morning Post
  • They tested positive for HIV. Then the military kicked them out.

    Two U.S. airmen filed suit on Wednesday against Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, arguing that the Pentagon’s decision last month to discharge them from the military owing to their HIV status violates the Constitution’s equal protection clause and federal law.

    20 December 2018 | Washington Post
  • Undiagnosed HIV almost kills gay man and now 12 years on, he’s a life coach

    Doctors told Roland Chesters he only had a couple of weeks left to live and now 12 years later, he's helping people with newly diagnosed HIV.

    12 December 2018 | Gay Star News
  • Israel Defense Forces will draft HIV positive recruits for the first time in 2019

    “We [the IDF] reached the conclusion that we have the tools and capability to allow a bigger part of the population to join the IDF, and that it is our duty to adjust ourselves to the fast growing medical world,” said Maj. Dr. Lobrowski of the Medical Corps.

    10 December 2018 | Jerusalem Post
  • ILO and WHO promote workplace HIV self-testing

    A new policy brief to encourage HIV self-testing at the workplace is being launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

    01 December 2018 | World Health Organization
  • Court Case Hoping to End Pentagon’s HIV Discharges Will Move Forward

    The Trump administration had asked that the lawsuit be dismissed.

    24 September 2018 | Poz
  • US Military Defends Policy That Could Kick Out Soldiers With HIV

    The Trump administration defended a new military policy that will allegedly result in HIV-positive service members being fired in violation of their constitutional rights when it takes effect Oct. 1.

    11 September 2018 | Bloomberg
  • Updates on HIV and the U.S. Military: An Unusually Active Month

    Over the course of the month, AIDS United has been highlighting the alarming impact that a new discriminatory Trump administration policy would have on the more than 1,200 dedicated individuals living with HIV who serve in the U.S. military. As it turns out, this is just one of a plethora of DoD actions relevant to people living with HIV, and we wanted to update folks on some of those developments.

    28 August 2018 | AIDS United
  • How Trump's 'Deploy or Get Out' Policy Could See People With HIV Kicked Out Of Military For No Reason

    The policy removes any military personnel who are considered undeployable to serve outside of the U.S. for 12 consecutive months “for any reason.” However, people who are living with HIV are considered undeployable by the U.S. military.

    27 July 2018 | Newsweek
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