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Are Anal Warts A Symptom Of AIDS

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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 »

Anal Warts & HIV Transmission

I'm an adult male, HIV+ for two years, on meds for 18 months, and undectectable for about 17... 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 »
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Is HIV the Only Incurable Sexually Transmitted Disease?

...a rise in sexually transmitted hepatitis C in men who have sex with men. Certain strains of this virus cause genital and anal warts. Certain strains have also been linked to cervical cancer, anal cancer, and rarely penile cancer. These... Read more »
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Barebacking in the Gay Community

...STDs. Besides HIV, other STDs that can be transmitted through barebacking include gonorrhea, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, genital/anal warts, herpes, syphilis and others. Some of these STDs are incurable (like herpes and genital/anal warts), and... Read more »
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Is the Success of AIDS Treatment Making Gay Men Complacent?

...it also protects you against other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as well. Diseases like hepatitis B, herpes, genital/anal warts and gonorrhea are nothing new to the gay community. But AIDS gave the importance of safer sex new meaning. ... Read more »
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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 »

Has anyone had this happen?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...me medication and enemas to take on a daily basis. I did go for a second opinion and Doctor number two tells me that I have anal warts and that is why i'm bleeding and that it will cost $5,000.00 to treat with laser surgery. The bleeding, and... Read more »