The following are the requirements for the medical certification of aircrew, including guidance material issued by the UK CAA Medical Department in relation to Infectious diseases.
MED.B.040 Infectious Disease
(a) Infectious disease - General In cases of infectious disease, consideration should be given to a history of, or clinical signs indicating, underlying impairment of the immune system.
Applicants with active tuberculosis should be assessed as unfit. A fit assessment may be considered following completion of therapy.
Applicants with active tuberculosis should be assessed as unfit until completion of therapy.
Acute syphilis is disqualifying. A fit assessment may be considered in the case of those fully treated and recovered from the primary and secondary stages.
Malaria document for further guidance.
Hepatitis ABC document for further guidance.
Interferon document for further guidance.
(d) HIV infection
(1) HIV positivity is disqualifying. A fit assessment with a multi-pilot limitation may be considered for individuals with stable, non-progressive disease. Frequent review is required.
(2) The occurrence of AIDS or AIDS related complex is disqualifying.
Guidance on aeromedical certification for HIV positive applicants document.
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