December 10, 2013
No HIV Increase in Military Since 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal
The repeal of the law that banned gay men and lesbians from serving openly has not resulted in higher HIV rates in the U.S. military, Edge reports. Some supporters of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) used the prospect of increased HIV rates as an excuse for opposing repeal. Although DADT was repealed in 2010, full implementation of the repeal occurred in 2011. All service members are tested for HIV every two years. The U.S. Department of the Navy recently began allowing overseas assignments to some HIV-positive sailors and Marines.
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