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Herpes is a viral infection of the skin caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). However, as to this examination and the opinion expressed therein, the Board notes that no diagnostic tests were performed, in order to determine whether the veteran currently has a sexually transmitted disease, specifically genital herpes, and that the examiner failed to discuss the rationale behind his opinion. Griffith for ten years in Troy, Montana who however threw away all treatment records of the veteran when the veteran did not return for treatment for a period of six months. Accordingly, no further notice to the appellant or assistance in acquiring additional evidence is required by the new statute and regulations. App. The veteran testified at a Travel Board hearing in August 2002. 3.159.

at 12 (U.S. Despite the inadequate timing of this notice, the Board finds no prejudice to the veteran in proceeding with the issuance of a final decision. 7252 (West 2002), only a decision of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals is appealable to the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Already registered with Mumsnet? Army active service medical records are CRYSTAL CLEAR pertaining to the Herpes HSV rapid, left leg infection that I contracted during a humanitarian mission to Ethiopia in 1995. Primary analysis of this dichotomized data used the Pearson χ2 test to determine differences in responses between survey versions. There are two main kinds – type 1, the most common cause of cold sores, and type 2, which usually causes genital herpes.

After perfusion, tissues were immersed for 5 h in PLP, transferred to and kept in 70% alcohol for a further 48 h, processed for 6 h in an enclosed tissue processor, and embedded in paraffin wax. (c) After notification of the test subject, the department may, with the consent of the test subject, notify school superintendents of students and school personnel whose HIV tests are positive. shows the proportion of visits by circumcised men at the San Francisco municipal STD clinic from 1996 through 2005 by sexual orientation, syphilis and HIV infection status. For both HIV and syphilis, of all participants tested, there were no cases of patients reporting a negative history despite positive test results in the EMR. Claims LEXIS, April 27, 2001). Service connection may be granted for disability resulting from disease or injury incurred in or aggravated by service and not the result of the veteran’s own willful misconduct. After completion of the above, review the expanded claims file and determine whether the claim may be granted.


When the veteran was seen in June 1990, it was noted that he had a rash and clustered blisters typical of herpes simplex II. Genital herpes was not incurred in or aggravated by service. However, the VCAA notice requirements may be satisfied if any errors in the timing or content of such notice are not prejudicial to the claimant. Brundle. Part 4, including 4.1, 4.2, 4.7, 4.10, 4.20, Code 7806 (1996). The Board notes that there has been a significant change in the law during the pendency of this appeal with the enactment of the VCAA, Pub. ‘Because blood is the life-giving element, they believe that it’s supposed to be part of the whole procedure,’ he said, adding that there were ‘no known medical benefits’.

The veteran seeks service connection for sinusitis. 5107 (West 1991). there are not separate sections that only your regular doctor sees or only your dermatologist sees or only your eye doctor sees no matter which form they use for records. Nicholson, 19 Vet. Conway v. 3.102, 3.303 (2002). In addition, the veteran was specifically advised by VA, via a May 2001 correspondence, of the information and evidence necessary to substantiate her claim and of what evidence VA would obtain on her behalf and of what evidence she was responsible for submitting.

124 (2002); Cohen v. She was also treated for genital herpes and low back pain. Indeed things have changed. The veteran developed venereal warts during the service but no findings were made concerning the etiology of this symptomatology. In Gilbert v. 5. App.

2. Thus, on remand the corrective notice should be provided. 1112, 1113, 1131, 1137, 5103, 5103A, 5107 (West 2002); 38 C.F.R. 35, 38 (1993). To address criticisms of observational studies, Tannen’s group had to first determine a way to use EMR databases for insights on therapy efficacy and then prove the results they found were valid. The veteran testified before the undersigned Veterans Law Judge during a December 2006 Travel Board hearing. when she was nine years old until she was fifteen years old.

In November 2010, the Board remanded this matter to the RO via the Appeals Management Center (AMC) in Washington, D.C. Entitlement to service connection for a left elbow/arm disorder. This case comes before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) on appeal from a May 2008 rating decision issued by the above Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Regional Office (RO) which, in pertinent part, denied a compensable evaluation for herpes disability.