Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Item 48: Medical Certification for Pilots with HIV

Apr 2014

Guidance is compiled and interpreted by professional pilots and physicians at from the 2014 AME Guide page 159, FAA and FDA web data ( &, instructions specified in the Aeronautical Information Manual, Federal Air Surgeon Bulletins from 1999-2015, and 14 CFR Part 61 and Part 67 (the FARs).

FAA Considerations - Aerospace Medical Dispositions
Item 48. General Systemic - Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Rules for Pilot Applicants with HIV

FAA Policy for Airmen with HIV





Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) All See HIV Protocol Requires FAA Decision
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) All See HIV Protocol Requires FAA Decision

This page discussed the HIV portion of the Gerneral Systemic section of the Fight Physical Examination required of pilots.

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