b. To facilitate development of scientifically based information on the natural
history and transmission pattern of HIV, it is essential that infected soldiers assist the
military health care system by providing accurate information. Accordingly, the mere
presence of the HIV antibody will not be used as the basis for adverse action against a
c. Currently, the military research community is continuing to help the civilian
sector in the ongoing research concerning the human immunodeficiency virus which
causes AIDS. At the present time, the best health measures are preventative in nature.
Each of you is charges with the responsibility of properly educating soldiers in your units
with the proper information concerning this virus and the preventative measures that
can be taken.