Britain's armed forces are to recruit HIV-positive troops for the first time in their history.
Announced to coincide with World Aids Day, military personnel who have received an HIV-positive diagnosis will now be recognised as fully fit.
Previously they had been barred from frontline service over concerns about access to medication.
Defence sources said the changes were based on scientific advances and were part of the Ministry of Defence’s drive to be a ‘modern and inclusive employer’.
Being HIV positive or taking preventative