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I'm almost 18 and will be shipping off for the army in a few months and believe I have herpes. If it turns out to be HSV-2 should I even try to make it through boot camp? I mean with all the symptoms I've been reading about, I don't want to get in and then have to humiliatingly admit it's herpes that slowed me down too much. I'm in very good shape but if the virus settles in my legs or on my spine will it make me too sluggish to fight? Be honest, please.

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First off you don't even know if you have herpes... Why do you think you have herpes??? How long have you been thinking you have herpes??? So your shipping off to the army... OK well heres whats going to happen... Within the first 6 - 12 months your going to be going through basic training which is going to be extremly intense... If you do in fact have herpes and you have your first outbreak it will be painful and it will slow you down considerably, the first out break is the worst... People post that they can't even walk in their initial outbreak without using intense painkillers... During your first 6 - 12 months however your going to get into the best shape of your life, both physically and physiologically making an outbreak hard... Your strength will at least tripple TRUST ME, I know alot of ppl that I work out with in the army... I think I'm strong till they start lifting weights beside me and are not even near my size... Your going to have more energy and your immune system will also be stronger then ever... You might want to go get checked at and STD clinic only for a blood test searching for herpes antibodies... The results should ease your thoughts, although they are not accurate 50/50... I think the armies a good idea, keep in mind once you sign up its like a contract...

GOOD LUCK, please let us know your results before and after you come back after your training, maybe I'll use you as an example in my next aritcle...


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Well this was my greatest fear when i found out 2 days ago. I'm leaving for Army basic training in two months and i just hope it doesn't hold me back much. I just wanna enjoy the experience.

Edit: commented on the wrong thread and bumped a 8 year old thread. Sorry

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Well this was my greatest fear when i found out 2 days ago. I'm leaving for Army basic training in two months and i just hope it doesn't hold me back much. I just wanna enjoy the experience.

Edit: commented on the wrong thread and bumped a 8 year old thread. Sorry

Hi, LuckOlsun. My friend got the problem same to yours. he will ship out at DEC. he diagnosed the HSV-2 last week , but he passed the MEPS physical test before. now , he wonder ,can he pass the bootcamp's STD test ? i mean this guy don't have any outbreak, he scare so much ,can you tell me ,can he pass the bloodtest at bootcamp ?? help him , please, tell hime how to do ? just go to bootcamp or tell his recruiter .............................

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