STD a disqualifier?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by rower1, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. rower1

    rower1 New Member

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    Our child wants to attend the Naval Academy. We recently learned that he has HSV (herpes). Can someone explain if this is a disqualifier, or what it takes to get a waiver? It would be hard to believe that none of the 4k mids have herpes so I hope that this will not be a problem.
     
  2. CandidateInSD

    CandidateInSD Parent

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    Hi Rower, ther is a discussion tab here for DODMerb, I think you'll get a faster response if you were to cut and paste your question there. Good luck, I hope you get the answer you want.
     
  3. hawk

    hawk ButterBar Dad

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    You really need to correspond with Larry Mullen in DoDMERB on this.

    Just a fellow parent here, but recognize that the answer may vary depending on the type of HSV, etc.

    HSV-1 is the virus that causes cold sores, and is quite prevalent. Studies indicate that by adolescence, 62% of Americans are infected with HSV-1, and by the time people are in their 60s, up to 85% have been infected. World-wide the figures are even higher.

    HSV-2 is significantly different.

    In any case, the issue needs to be worked directly with DoDMERB. Theirs is the only answer that matters!
     
  4. hawk

    hawk ButterBar Dad

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    Oops, forgot the second stat:

    Per the CDC, Nationwide, 16.2%, or about one out of six, people 14 to 49 years of age have HSV-2 infection. Since it can be latent, many do not even know they are infected!

    In any case, have the discussion with DoDMERB
     

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