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HIV And Anal Cancer And Anal Warts

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Anal warts in HIV

Hi Doctors. I'm recently infected then diagnosed with HIV (less than 4 months as of Nov 20/10). All my initial numbers are perfectly normal with CD4 437 at 26%, and my VL is 927 copies. I had a history of anal wart but had a cautery done to treat it...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your questiion, it is a timely one.There is a virus called Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that can cause anal warts. HPV has many different types (or strains), some cause wrats but some can cause cancer. Usually the ones that cause... Read more »

HPV/anal warts

Dear Dr,Following on a question posted on another part of this forum, i have a question: There... Read more »

HIV ANAL WART (Human Papillomavirus (HPV))

HIi have just been told by my doc i have an anal wart, im realley scared about HIV and i always use... Read more »
Articles
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer Increasing Among People Living With HIV

...infections are more common than cervical HPV infections among HIV-positive women. 8 About 10% of HIV-positive women have pre-cancer of the anus. 9 The rate of anal cancer is seven times higher for HIV-positive women compared with... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...anus, bleeding from the rectum and anus, anal itching, pain or pressure around the anus, and anal sores that do not heal. 5 Cancer of the anus, like that of the cervix, develops slowly, beginning with minor cell changes. For women, a simple... Read more »
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

First Cervical Cancer Screening Delayed Until Age 21

...extremely common sexually transmitted disease among women and men. HPV also causes genital and anal warts, as well as oral and anal cancer. "The tradition of doing a Pap test every year has not been supported by recent scientific evidence," says... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Health Concerns for Gay Men

...anal warts ( see above ) -- are linked to certain forms of cancer. When this virus causes cancer in men, it most often causes anal cancer. Anal HPV infection primarily occurs through unprotected anal intercourse, and direct penis-to-rectum... Read more »
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Anal cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...several AIDS complications. But this is my most recent cause for alarm: My rectal surgeon has been monitoring and burning off my anal warts for the past 2 years. Recently, we decided one recurring spot needed to have a biopsy, and it came back,... Read more »

surgery for anal warts

Posted by bakcake, 3 Replies
...I am facing anal wart surgery in a week. i would like to know what happens step by step during the surgery Read more »

anal warts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
do gynecologists perform anal pap smears or check for warts back there? I think I may have them Read more »

Anal wart surgery

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...I am about to have surgery for anal warts that I have in my anal canal. I was wondering if anyone else has had the outpatient surgery and tell me wht it's like post-op. Read more »