The U.S. Army HIV testing program: The first decade

Arthur E. Brown, John F. Brundage, J. Pitt Tomlinson, Donald S. Burke

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Abstract

In response to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic, the U.S. military established comprehensive policies to protect individual and public health and to assure military readiness. Central to this effort was the creation of a total-force HIV screening program. As representative of these military programs, the U.S. Army's HIV testing program is described. The first decade of this program is assessed from financial, research, policy, and epidemic-control perspectives. We conclude that the government's investment has been a prudent one, leaving the U.S. military better positioned to counter the threats posed by the HIV pandemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalMilitary medicine
Volume161
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 20 1996

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Brown, A. E., Brundage, J. F., Pitt Tomlinson, J., & Burke, D. S. (1996). The U.S. Army HIV testing program: The first decade. Military medicine, 161(2), 117-122.