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Anal Warts Diagnosis

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HPV & Anal Warts; is my CD4 count falling because of the warts?

I was diagnosed last week with anal warts and have already had surgery to remove them. My proctologist says that I had extensive warts all the way up into the base of my colon. I was diagnosed HIV positive last summer and had apparently been...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'm glad to hear that you are getting this problem addressed. That's a good step. Do the extensive warts explain a falling CD4 count?-- Probably not. I am not aware of any data which suggest that extensive warts cause a fall in the CD4... Read more »

Are anal warts a good sign that a person has HIV?

I was recently diagnosed w/ anal warts(actually, just one) I had receptive anal sex w/ a condom... Read more »

Anal warts transmission (HPV, 2011, HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS, 2011)

I have been diagnosed with anal warts recently and I have had 3 treatments so far and it is going... Read more »
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Project Inform

Gardasil Approved to Prevent Anal Cancer

In the U.S. more than 5,000 people are diagnosed with anal cancer each year. More women than men are diagnosed with it, and people living with HIV experience higher rates of the cancer, especially gay and bisexual men who have had anal sex.... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Warts It All About? A Look at Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Writing about sex and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is fascinating, frustrating and fun. It's fascinating because I get to read the results of research and studies about the sex lives of ordinary people. It's frustrating because year after... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Surviving Anal Cancer

Anal health is not necessarily something most people want to think about let alone be proactive about. But in recent years more gay men with HIV have been diagnosed with anal cancer. I can count at least five men that I know of that have had to deal... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Promising Outcomes From Laser Ablative Treatment of AIN2/3 to Prevent Anal Cancer

The incidence of anal cancer is higher in HIV positive compared to negative populations with lower rates of clearance (87% vs. 38% at 5 years) and progression rates from high-grade anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN 2/3) in observational studies... 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 »

Venereal Warts & low cd4

Posted by butchcat, 1 Reply
I was first diagnosed w/ condyloma (Venereal warts) in the late 80's and had laser surgery to remove the stubborn critters. No re-occurances for a LONG time. I've noticed within the last 6 or 8 months they have definately come back! My cd4 dropped... Read more »