A 42-year-old member asked:
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can i join the army if i have herpes virus?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Having : Herpes Simplex Virus is not generally not medically disqualifying for military service. However : "Current or history of genital infection or ulceration, including, but not limited to herpes genitalis (054.13) and condyloma acuminatum (078.11), if of sufficient severity to require frequent intervention or to interfere with normal function, is disqualifying."
Answered on Jul 19, 2014
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