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thetechnician

cold sore for my birthday!! YAY

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thetechnician

New here!

Had a birthday on the 18th (22 now!), and guess what I get...lol

been in denial for about 6 months...oh it just razor burn, chapped and cracking lip etc.

yeah its chapped lips that happens in the same place every time lol. Don't care how or who I got it from or whatever. Another exciting chapter in thetechnician's book. Just wanted to say hello n everything....one question though. If anyone can give me a honest answer it'd be great. Here recently I've been slashing through all the red tape for joining the Navy. I have not gone to MEPS yet, its a entrance exam where they check you out, that sort of thing. One of the things is a blood test. Is this something that they will disqualify you for??? My recruiter is a douche and has a hard time returning calls.

Self diagnosed HSV 1 oral. I cant see it being a problem since almost everyone on the face of the planet has HSV 1 but, it is the government.

Hello again and thanks,

tech

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WarriorKing

Over 70 percent of the population has oral herpes. Having "cold sores" is probably not even listed on medical forms.

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JBnATL

I think I read on a site that genital herpes was on a list of things that would deny entrance into the military but not oral.

Good luck, and thanks for wanting to serve our country!

JB

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thetechnician

Yeah thats what I figured.

Yup my whole family has served at one point or another, Marines, Air Force and now the Navy! I'm shooting for either nuke tech, or electronic comm. tech. With some kind of vehicle maintenance to fall back on (i'm a automotive repair technician).

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JerseyJohn

Don't sweat it dude. If you start looking at the other guys standing around, you'll notice you're not the only one by far. Let THEM figure it out at MEPS. If the doctor gives you a clean bill of health, just keep that info and your chapstick to yourself. As long as you maintain a diet that promotes a healthy immune system and Abreva (it's phenomenal) on hand, you can keep your outbreaks down to a bare minimum. Some people get it less than twice a year. Either way, good luck to ya brother.

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