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Statement: Armed Forces enact promised changes for serving personnel living with HIV

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

On June 21st, the Ministry of Defence enacted the changes for personnel living with HIV announced on World AIDS Day 2021. 

Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of National AIDS Trust, said:

“We’re delighted the promised changes have been enacted and HIV is no longer a bar to people serving in the military, meaning the last barrier to employment for people living with HIV has finally been removed. We hope this will help to dismantle the harmful stigma that has surrounded HIV for decades. It’s now vital the armed forces works to ensure all military personnel have access to the right information to prevent HIV, and support is in place for those serving and living with HIV.”