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The Nation

Screening the blood of 2.4 million military personnel and recruits for signs of acquired immune deficiency syndrome was under consideration by a Pentagon medical board. It was also considering whether to recommend discharging those showing signs of AIDS. The extent of AIDS in the military is unknown, but a Pentagon official said that about 100 cases have been diagnosed in the Army. Homosexuals have opposed such tests as being inaccurate and discriminatory.


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