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Q: Can you join the U.S. marines in you have genital herpes?

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juandalahoe, Community Member
6/ 9/09 7:03pm

You should really ask a Marine Recruiter. Call 1-800-Marines or visit to find one near you.

Nana, Community Member
6/10/09 3:38pm

Thanks i already talk to a recruter and the answer is yes you can join any military brand if you have herpes but you cannot have an outbreak when you report to MEP's that will require a waver and that's not good.

dordoi, Community Member
3/ 2/10 1:45am

Outbreaks are caused by many factors and one of them is Stress.  In the Marine Corp Bootcamp you'll be under 13 weeks of 24/7 stress!  yes even while you sleep because they mess with you even though you aren't suppose to.  3 weeks of the bootcamp is out in the field which means poor hygeine in the area below.  think about not changing your briefs for a month.  after boot camp and MCT then the quality of living gets better. 


Luckily in bootcamp they'll give you whatever meds u need.

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By Nana, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/23/10, First Published: 06/02/09