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gential warts
Jul 24, 2009

i have had gential warts for 3yrs and have done everything to get rid os them. I was tested about 2 years ago for HIV. Since the warts will not go away does this mean i am at high risk of having HIV/AIDS

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

No. Genital warts can be difficult to cure even in HIV neggies. However, they can be even more extensive and even more difficult than usual to treat in poz-folks.

If you had a negative FDA-approved HIV-antibody test outside of the "window period" (defined as the first three months after HIV infection) and have had no subsequent HIV exposure, you can rest assured HIV is not your problem, OK? If, on the other hand, your HIV test was within the window period or you've had subsequent potential HIV exposures, you should repeat your HIV-antibody test three months or longer from your last potential exposure.

You can read more about HPV/genital warts in the archives of the Safer Sex and HIV Prevention forum.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob



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