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Virologic Suppression in U.S. Navy Personnel Living with HIV Infection and Serving in Operational Assignments.

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Summary of "Virologic Suppression in U.S. Navy Personnel Living with HIV Infection and Serving in Operational Assignments."

Current United States Navy policy supports the continuation of duty for active duty (AD) service members living with HIV infection. The creation of this policy is instrumental to prevent exclusion and to promote career expansion and promotional opportunities for AD service members infected with HIV. The established instruction parallels the HIV care continuum, a widely accepted public health model. No studies have been done to determine whether allowing service members to fill operational and Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) assignments disrupts this continuum of care. This retrospective study aims to evaluate how an operational or OCONUS assignment impacts the ability of an HIV AD service members to receive the standard of care HIV medical treatment and maintain viral suppression.

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Name: Military medicine
ISSN: 1930-613X
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