Current FAA policy allows consideration for any class of medical certificate to individuals who are HIV positive but who have not been diagnosed with AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). The complexity of HIV-related disorders requires that each case be evaluated on individual medical history and follow-up monitoring.
All FDA-approved antiretroviral medications that are used in accordance with an acceptable drug therapy protocol are acceptable for medical certification consideration. Acceptable protocols are described in Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents developed by the Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Clinical Practices for Treatment of HIV Infection.
Complete documentation should be available to the aviation medical examiner at the time of application, and must include the following:
For applicants with a history of cytomegalovirus (CMR) retinitis, a current ophthalmological evaluation with visual field testing must be included with the initial medical application and at six-month intervals thereafter.
Helps you find the contact information for submitting your medical records.
Updated October 27, 2009
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