Armed forces will recruit HIV-positive troops for the first time in history ...

Armed forces will recruit HIV-positive troops for the first time in history ...
Armed forces will recruit HIV-positive troops for the first time in history ...
Armed forces will recruit HIV-positive troops for the first time in history after listing ban Military personnel with an HIV-positive diagnosis will be recognised as fully fit Previously they had been barred from frontline service over medication access The changes were based on scientific advances, according to defence sources Leo Docherty, minister for Defence People and Veterans, said he was 'delighted'

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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 treatment for the disease will no longer be a barrier for serving in the armed forces, the Ministry of Defence has announced. Pictured: file photo of soldiers on patrol

Being HIV positive or taking preventative

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