November 26, 2012
U.S. Navy Revises Policy on HIV-Positive Sailors Overseas
The U.S. Department of the Navy has revised its policy on HIV-positive sailors to allow them to be stationed at U.S. military installations overseas, OutServe reports. Despite the change, which was made quietly in August, advocates remain concerned that a lack of nondiscrimination policies for HIV-positive personnel will allow commanding officers to continue denying overseas deployments. The rest of the U.S. military still prohibits service members with HIV from being stationed outside the country.
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