Bingo. I was wondering how long it would take for this to be brought up. By definition though, the military and Red Cross will not except any blood from anybody who has had homosexual sodomy or used drugs with needles.
That doesn't seem fair, does it? You can save the homosexual with your blood, but he can only condemn you with his.
I'd think when folks figure this out that it would be a huge morale problem.
And to say we could always bring in fresh blood with resupply is forgetting that we haven't been in a major naval warfare where battle groups become isolated.
Some will say that it's all ok because there are HIV tests, but the truth is that the time from infection to infectiousness is only a matter of weeks. In other words, Sailor A could be tested and could be clean prior to deployment. If at any point after deployment he becomes infected on any liberty in any port, he is able to spread the HIV virus just a few weeks later.
And have we mentioned the extreme promiscuity of homosexuals....nearly 100% reporting multiple partners per year. Some report 100's per year.
We haven't yet gotten into the issue of other blood-borne pathogens carried at an extremely high rate by homosexuals. They don't give you a pre-deployment hepatitis test, do they?
You can give first aid to a bleeding homosexual but it is a danger to you. A bleeding homosexual gives you first aid and it's a danger to you. A transfusion from a homosexual is a danger to you.
In addition to being a huge health negative, it is also going to be a huge morale negative.
You can help with 100% of the heavy lifting. They can't.