Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 9, Number 5, July/August 2003
ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
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Since 1986, all members of the active and reserve components of the US Armed Forces have been periodically screened for antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus, type 1 HIV-1 in addition, since October 1985, all applicants for US military service have been screened for antibodies to HIV-1 during preinduction medical examinations at Military Entrance Processing Stations MEPS. This report summarizes prevalences and trends of new diagnoses of HIV-1 among routinely screened soldiers in active and reserve components of the US Army and among civilian applicants for military service.
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