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National Strategy

Department of Defense


Health Promotion Program. Includes "responsible sexual behavior" in the key focus areas.

DHA PI 6200.02

Comprehensive-Contraceptive-Counseling and Access to the Full Range of Methods of Contraception; 13 May 2019


DHA IPM 18-020: Guidance for the Provision of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Persons at High Risk of Acquiring HIV Infection


Deployment Health (August 11, 2006). Requires Predeployment HIV testing.


Deployment-Limiting Medical Conditions for Service Members and DoD Civilian Employees. Lists as a limiting condition HIV with the presence of progressive clinical illness or immunological deficiency. The cognizant Combatant Command surgeon shall be consulted in all instances of HIV seropositivity before medical clearance for deployment.

Reportable Events

Tri-Service Reportable Events, Guidelines and Case Definitions


International assistance; Naval Health Research Center, San Diego


ASD-HA Letter 1 April 2008; Update to Clinical Policy for DoD Smallpox Vaccination Program; (HIV is contraindication for smallpox vaccination)

Veterans Administration

U.S. Air Force

  • Sexual Health Policy Links


Surveillance, prevention, and control of diseases and conditions of public health or military significance. Describes responsibilities for STD surveillance, prevention and control.

AFI 44-178

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Program


Medical Care Management. Contains guidance re: STI treatment and contraception for minors; HIV-infected health care workers; contraception services; annual women's health family planning counseling.


U.S. Army

  • Sexual Health Policy Links
  Preventive Medicine Pamphlet
  Identification, Surveillance and Administration of Personnel Infected with HIV
  STD Prevention and Control Course
  Army Medical Surveillance Activity
U.S. Army Public Health Command Responsible Sexual Behavior & Health

U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps

  • STI/HIV/Unplanned Pregnancy Prevention and Control Policies



MCO P1700.29 »


Marine Corps SEMPER FIT



Includes unplanned pregnancy prevention issues

NAVMED P-117 »


Manual of the Medical Department (MANMED) Chapter 15-1 Women's Annual Health Maintenance Exam - defines the content of the annual examination for active duty women. The exam will include counseling on family planning, contraceptives (including emergency contraception), prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.



Medical Surveillance and Notifiable Event Reporting (27 Sep 20119)



Family Planning Services (20 Sep 2001)



Prevention and Management of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (12 Feb 2009)



Navy Medical Department Health Promotion and Wellness Program - encourages medical care providers to address unhealthy lifestyles at all patient encounters, and to execute and support community-level health promotion programs, to include sexual health and responsibility

Sexual Risk Assessment in Primary Care; BUMED Letter »


"Dear Doctor" letter (from Deputy Navy Surgeon General, 30 Nov 07) to all Navy health care providers - advocates sexual risk assessment of all adult and adolescent patients.

Coverage of OTC Plan B One-Step at MTFs »


ASD/HA Letter 14 Aug 13

HPV Vaccine Safety; BUMED Letter »


"Policy Guidance on the Safety of the HPV Vaccine" (21 Apr 2009)

BUMED Policy - Screen Women for Family Planning / Contraception Needs Prior to Sea Duty (4 Dec 2012) »



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