HIV+ people are now allowed to be pilots


A rule change will end a ban on people living with HIV to be pilots after a Scottish man named Anthony complained that he had been dreaming of piloting for years but this goal was unachievable for him because of his HIV-status. His case was personally taken up by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who sent a letter to the CAA asking about the archaic policy, which dates back to the AIDS crisis. So it was promised that the rules would be reconsidered in UK in order to remove the ban on HIV+ pilots and the changes in the international rulings will also be pushed forward, as far as possible. HIV+ people will be officially permitted to fly but restricted to multi-pilot operations until international change can be secured. Anthony says he is shocked and overwhelmed. He now hopes to take up his place on the course as soon as possible.


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