HIV,drug use and Other Than Honorable Discharge
In 1986 while serving in the Navy I was diagnosed with HIV.I was re-assigned to duty in Calif. It was a tremendous blow to me.I was never given proper medical attention (mentally)and it really had an affect on me.I re-enlisted against the Navys wishes.Things happened after that which encluded threats to go to my Congressmen because of the way I was being treated.Not long past and I was brought up on drug charges which were false.I knew of drug use in my dept. and refused to rat out my fellow sailors which I feel was the reason for the charges.I was awarded Brig time and a reduction in pay grade and afterwards sent to another command as a Gate Guard.
I was told I would never get to do what I was trained for again.I was very young and confused and was unsure as to my future in the Navy.I told them I wanted out and they gladly gave me an OTH.Even though it has been determined by the VA that I contracted HIV while in the service and am now getting medical attention for the virus a lot remains unresolved.I cannot forget what happened and never will.I would like to know if I can get my case re-opened.I do have more information for you guys if needed.Please help me.