Military + HIV Positive Individual

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Because of Sickle Cell Trait I get sick VERY easily. A year ago I had a kidney problem caused by my sickle cell trait. I'm afraid the doctor is going to say I can't join because of the kidney problem and because I can't excersice like the others and I get sick easily.
Originally Posted by TwoMoons
You should seriously consider staying out of the military, even if you think you can get in. It doesn't sound like you would be a good fit (I was in the military myself so I know what the physical demands are). Please understand, I say this out of kindness and concern. There are always alternatives; the Civil Air Patrol, the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, CityYear, etc. There are lots of different ways to serve your country and the world.
Originally Posted by tantrum

Thanx for your concern and honesty! I plan on looking up this info now that you gave me. Once again thank you.
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I work for the Army medical command and HIV soldiers are allowed to stay in the service. I am not sure why as they are considered non-deployable. For most all other conditions that make you non-deployable, the soldiers would get medically boarded out of the Army. No one can tell why they were given a special exemption, other than our current administration making the call for PC reasons.
I am sorry to hear what happened to you. Have you gotten counselling. If not please go here ASAP here:Military Rape Crisis Center

Good luck and I hope you take advantage of thier services or someone on your base.
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