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
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014
   
Ask the Experts About

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


Am I HPV infected if I have a wart? Will I develop cancer?
Nov 15, 2002

I'm just wondering if I have a wart around my vagina, does it mean that I'm infected by HPV?

How likely is it that the genital wart will cause dangerous cancer?

Response from Dr. Dezube

Virtually all patients who have anogenital warts are HPV infected. HPV is the human papillomavirus, also known as the wart virus. Fortunately the strain of HPV which causes warts is quite different from the strain which causes cancer. The vast majority of warts do NOT become cancerous. That said, I would recommend that you get your warts taken care of. You should get regular PAP smears. In this way, in the unlikely event that your HPV infection progresses, you health care provider will be able to detect problems quite early.


Previous
Can HPV cause swollen lymph nodes?
Next
KS scarring...what are the options cosmetically?

  
  • 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