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Can genital warts disqualify you from military service?




 



since nobody looked when I joined canadian air force, i have to say no. afterwards, who could say when you got it?

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tjwndt


8/24/2003


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You''ll have to ask that during the physical exam prior to enlistment. It shouldn't though. the virus is EXTREMELY COMMON and I'm sure a significant number of enlisted military people have the virus.


7/1/2004


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No you cannot be disqualified from the Military for having HPV. I discovered I had HPV when I went to bootcamp for the navy and have been in for more than 4 years now.


4/19/2004


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NO NO NO!!! Everyone lies at MEPS!!!! Just say NO!!!! If they ask you about HPV say you don''t have it. They never do a pap smear to go into to military.


6/6/2005


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7 years in the Air Force and I can confidently say NO. 30% percent of the American population suffers from HPV or Genital Warts. And more than likely that statistic includes the Armed Forces.


8/27/2005


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yes , but not necessarily- becasue rembember this can resolve itsself - but my guess if you have any current infectious desease - remember you r in close contact with others in the military - u wont be allowed in with any current infections of anytype-


7/25/2005


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im currently in the military and have genital warts. so I doubt that it disqualifies you.


10/5/2006


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nope..but it will disqualify you from flight....but a lot of people in the military have std''s


2/11/2007


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please remember there is no pap smear done. ladies they look for half a second but never touch you. its just to make sure you are a female. never tell anyone. If ITS DISCOVERED AFTER training they cant kick you out-- say you never knew about it. get through boot camp and job training-- you are home free.


6/28/2010


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To the best of my knowledge no, I was in the air force I don''t have them I'm actually here reading up for a friend. But I knew of a girl in the army who did have them. I don't THINK you're required to tell them either. In fact your recruiter might outright tell you to "forget" about it.


1/11/2006


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nope.


3/14/2007


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Yes. Any form of HPVespecially in women with their risk of getting cervical cancer--may be disqualifying. A medical waiver may be granted under certain conditions, but that is dependent on a case by case senario. There are no set guidlines as to who is automatically disqualified and who is not.


8/9/2004


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The above answers are most likely true for people who had no knowledge of contracting HPV proir to military enlistment. For those who have known about their infection before going in, this may be disqualifying.


8/9/2004


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no, I know a marine has genital warts and he is not out of the military for it, my husband is in the military has hpv, and he is not kicked out of the military. i know many military men with somthing who have notbeen kicked out. and who have even re enlisted how bout that lol


8/27/2003


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That''s a damn good question. If you are not having an outbreak and dont say anything then sure

By:
kevvyhead


9/29/2004


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This is a dumb question, of course not! As soon as they''ll know, you think they'll feel sorry for you?... Make my day...


1/18/2005


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I was just at MEPS, they will DQ you if you currently have Warts, But for Males it is not a Perm DQ. They will tell you get it treated and come back usually put you on medical hold until you prove the current outbreak is gone.


12/6/2007


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It will only disqualify for females prior to enlistment/commissioning/etc. As of December 2005, MEPS automatically disqualfies females for having HPV and/or dysplasia and/or an abnormal Pap. I know, because I was just at MEPS and they told me all this. A waiver is a good idea to try.


12/19/2005


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i dont know and have been looking for that answer so if someone knows please please respond!


11/8/2005


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I too am consdiering joining the Royal Navy, yet I have HPV, and I''ve had it since I've been 12 or so.

Will they let me pass the physical this way?


12/3/2004


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Yes, but only if you''re female, and you might be able to get a waiver. HPV (the virus which causes genital warts) will automatically disqualify you from the military service because it can cause dypslasia, a condition of precancerous cells that form in the cervix. Dysplasia can cause cervical cancer, and the military doesn't want you as a liability. Even if you take care of things,(getting a Pap every 6 months, etc- you should be fine if you follow up) which would stop potential cancer before it develops, the military still disqualifies for HPV in women. You CAN apply for a waiver, and is recommended in most cases. But, it depends on how badly your branch of service needs you, so there are no guarantees.


12/19/2005


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