|what is HPV?
Feb 26, 2002
what is HPV?
Response from Dr. Aberg
HPV is Human Papilloma Virus and is associated with warts. HPV may cause small lesions on the face called molloscum contagiosa. Many times molluscum clears up when one takes antiretroviral therapy and has an increase in the T-cell count and achieves an aundetectacle HIV viral load. The major concern with HPV is that some strains are associated with cervical cancer. If you have genital warts, it is very important to have these treated and have a PAP smear. HPV has also been associated with anal cancer as well and if indicated, your doctor may perform what is called an anal pap smear to look for abnormal cells.
Negative after 6 months but still concerned
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