Im back. Just need to ask a question, for some clarification etc. If it comes across as racist then I apologise, as its not intended. During my time in the hot sandy place, to fill the long periods of boredom we had various ITD sessions. One on AIDS & STDs got me a little confused. It was stated that with increased recruiting from common wealth countries that there had been a big increase in AIDS and hepatitis in the services. I understood that other professions like doctor & dentists from overseas etc are screened before they are allowed to work in the UK. So my question is, is this true & do we pre screen for infectious diseases before overseas recruits are allowed to join. Im not worried about the infections themselves as Im a good girl!!!, what does concern me is the risk in a battlefield environment & the cost to the NHS in caring for these people.