A vial of blood at an U.S. Air Force laboratory. (U.S. Air Force/J.M. Eddins Jr.)(

LGBTQ advocacy groups are celebrating a ruling by a federal appeals court upholding an injunction that prevented the Trump administration from firing two members of the Air Force because they were HIV-positive.

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U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson

The Trump administration was accused in a federal lawsuit of violating the constitutional rights of two U.S. Air Force members by firing them after they tested positive for HIV.

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Photo via Department of Veterans Affairs

At least eight military veterans who were tested for HIV at the Miami VA Medical Center received a different result when they were screened for a second time by an outside lab — a discrepancy discovered only after an employee at the Miami facility complained to outside agencies and the White House that local managers were ignoring his concerns, according to an independent federal investigator.

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As many as 135 patients could have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis at a U.S. air base in Qatar because medical equipment wasn’t properly cleaned during examinations in an eight-year period.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jacob A. Singsank.

Nearly 600 veterans learned this week that they could have hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV because a Department of Veterans Affairs dentist did not correctly disinfect his equipment over a one-year period, according to a VA statement.

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