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Anal Warts And Aids

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Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men (MSM), and especially HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer is significantly more prevalent and increasing annually. 1 However, the majority of gay and bisexual men know little about the disease, have never been tested for it, nor know that screening tests...
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Follow-up To Anal Warts Question

I've read many questions to you and others about whether an HIV poz person can give themselves HIV. That question always made me laugh, because the answer is so obvious. I never knew what that meant--whether they thought you could give...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Some HPV warts are rather "site specific," but yes, if you, for instance, scratch a genital wart on your dick and immediately stick your finger up your butt, you could transmit the wart to a new location. So, don't do that!... Read more »

Internal anal warts and their treatment.

About a year and a half ago I was diagnosed with HIV and anal warts. I immediately went on a regimen of Sustiva and Combivir. Since about a month after staring the meds my viral load has been undetectable and my CD4 count above 600. I was treated...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask an excellent question. Since you had external warts, you are indeed at risk for internal warts. It is important that these be checked since internal warts, if left untreated, can on occasion develop into cancer. At the very least, you... Read more »

Anal Warts-Please Help!

Hi Dr. Cohen-PLEASE post an answer to my question as I really need some guidance. I have been HIV+ for about 3 years. I am on a combination of Combivir and Viracept and my T-Cells are high and my viral load undetectable.I have recently discovered...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well, a few comments on this troubling and pretty common condition. You also might check on the OI site on here since this overlaps both forums.We understand that there is a virus called HPV that causes warts. Some strains of this virus cause just... Read more »

anal warts; what follow up do you need if they have been removed?

My friend just had external warts removed and is HIV positive, what can I expect now that they have been removed, dose he need to be tested each year to see if they are coming back or just let it go, I am always going to be there for him no matter...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Anal warts are caused by the HPV virus (human papilloma virus, also known as the wart virus). Although your friend's warts have been removed, he most likely still has an HPV infection. HPV infection is chronic and most patients, particularly... Read more »
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Anal wart surgery

Posted by Anonymous, 8 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. when will I be able to go back to work? How long am I likey to be in discomfort? 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 »

help....Hiv and genital warts

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi everbody my name is john, 25 and need some help,,, i found out i had hiv about 7 months ago and at the same time was told i had genital warts, which at the time did not know what was the hardest to deal with in a funny kind of way, i know the hiv... Read more »