In conclusion…

We Hope You are Now Better Armed

… with knowledge so you can make smarter, better decisions…

Just as on the Gouge for Mids page, most of what you read here has come from experiences of others, usually not good experiences. As Admiral Mullen shared with you, it’s best to learn from others’ mistakes. Sadly, statistics can show that there is little correlation between education, intelligence and human self-destructive behavior.

Our intention was NOT to “frighten you straight again” but to make sure you are armed with the knowledge that will keep you physically and mentally healthy, happy, and satisfied. There is more than just AIDS out there, some can be cured with a shot or pills, others will be with you for life.

For information about your sex related health, there are plenty of websites out there to educate you, including what is available on the USNA Intranet. We’ve provided some HIV references below.