|Hiv and Gential Warts
Jan 5, 2011
I've started noticing that i had anal warts appearing about a year ago. I've also had them treated with Podophyllin Resin and they seemed to have got smaller in size but i had to stop treatment in order to go to school. (college out of state) Now it seems they have come back but they also look like they've spreaded a little around my anal region. I want to get the surgery to remove them but I'm also HIV positive and my tcell count just reached normal about a month ago. I'm afraid that the surgery may cause complications when also put beside my HIV status. I read about people not healing properly and everything. I was wondering if i should wait for the virus to clear or go back to the podophyllin or go ahead and get the surgery done??????
| Response from Dr. Henry
Anal warts (due to HPV virus) are often more extensive and more difficult to clear in HIV+ persons. Nonetheless, treatment including surgery is often effective in HIV+ persons who generally recovery from surgery similar to HIV-negative patients. If surgery is recommended then your HIV status should not be a major factor is avoiding surgical treatment. KH
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