HPV and Hiv
Jan 15, 2013
Hi doctor, Im afraid because I development a wart in my ass. I think it will be hpv. Im nerbous because I have hiv and my cd4 is only 141. I started my treatment last march. If I really have hpv this is very serious? I will see a doctor in 25 de january.
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
Human papilloma virus infections are very common in the general population, but especially among people living with HIV. While not an emergency, getting screening and care for HPV-related complications (ranging from warts, to pre cancerous lesions and malignancies) is recommended.
That said, you should have a conversation with your doctor about anal health screening and anal pap smears.
For more information about HPV, look over our HPV Fact Sheet.
Be well, BY
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