Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
  Breaking News: FDA Approves Triumeq, New Once-Daily Combination Pill
   
Ask the Experts About

AIDS-Related CancersAIDS-Related Cancers
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


How could I get warts despite taking all the precautions?
Mar 17, 2002

I am a 38 year old Indian male. In past 6 months I visited 5 prostitutes. With one I had protected vaginal sex and with other I had hand job and oral sex (I received), both unprotected.

Though I was pretty sure that I can never have STD/AIDS, suddenly I've found genital warts. These are at the end of glans penis, flesh coloured and like pin heads, in bunches. I'm otherwise quite healthy and active, with no signs of any disease.

How could I get warts despite taking all the precautions?

What are the chances of me having contracted AIDS?

Please help

Response from Dr. Dezube

You ask a very important question, how can you get genital warts despite having taken precautions? Protected sex certainly is safer than unprotected sex, particularly when it comes to HIV. HOWEVER, warts are spread by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV can be transmitted during sex even if one dilligently wears condoms. HPV is spread by skin-to-skin contact. If you have genital warts, it's best to get them taken care of. A variety of medicines are available which work quite well. If you are concerned about having contracted HIV, then please get tested. Knowledge is power.


Previous
Warts on fingers and soles of feet. What to do? Should I start HIV drugs?
Next
persistent node-how long?

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


 
 
Advertisement




Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement