HIV Carriers Forced On U.S. Forces

HIV Carriers Forced On U.S. Forces

Morale in the US military is taking another dive as forces personnel are now compelled to serve with individuals infected with HIV. The prospect of helping an injured comrade, only to find out that his blood could kill you, has just been forced on American soldiers, sailors and airmen by a liberal court ruling.

The Department of Defense announced earlier this week that  individuals with HIV are no longer barred from service.

The forced policy change follows a pair of federal court cases in Virginia that ended with the judge ruling exclusion of HIV-positive troops as employment discrimination.

The cases involved two service members that the Air Force attempted to discharge, as well as a member of the D.C. Army National Guard, who was denied a position in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.

U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema said in a written order dated April 6 that her ruling bars the military from acting against the plaintiffs and any other asymptomatic HIV-positive service member. 

Effective immediately, individuals who are HIV-positive but asymptomatic and with an undetectable viral load will be allowed to deploy. Additionally, individuals covered by the new policy cannot be separated from their peers or discharged due to their illness.

The judgement, and the subsequent MOD surrender, places a fresh worry on the shoulders of the straight, non-drug-taking majority of service personnel. It marks a further descent of the US military from global super power to PC basket case.