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Can You Get Genital Warts From Being Touched By A Wart

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All about anal warts-- Treatment for internal anogenital warts; what happens to people infected with the wart virus?

what is the treatment for internal anogenital warts? I heard there was a pill, is that true? If anal intercourse was performed with a person with internal warts would the suseptible top pass it along to others?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Anal warts, both internal and external, are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV, also known as the wart virus). Given that it is a viral infection, it can be readily spread from an infected bottom to a susceptible top. Once a person gets... Read more »

wart 15 years later

doctor, 19 years ago I discovered a small genital wart on my penis (condylomata accumunata). After... Read more »

what are the chances of infecting the anus with vaginal warts?

Can Vaginal warts infect the anus or can anal warts infect the vagina? In other words, is there a... Read more »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

What Do the Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Look Like?

The following are the some of the symptoms of syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital warts, scabies and herpes. Since symptoms can vary from person to person, and since these symptoms can resemble the symptoms of many other illnesses, you CANNOT... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Genital Wart Infections Plunge Following Vaccine Rollout

Cases of genital warts at a large Australian health clinic have plunged in the 12 months since the introduction of the Gardasil vaccine. The three-shot series protects against human papillomavirus (HPV) strains that cause 90 percent of genital warts... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: HPV Vaccine Prevents Genital Warts in Males

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil effectively prevents genital warts in males, according to a study to be presented today at the European Research Organization on Genital Infection and Neoplasia International Multidisciplinary... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Virus That Causes Genital Warts Linked to Oral Cancer: Study

A new study suggests human papillomavirus (HPV) could be behind a rise in oropharyngeal (head and neck) squamous cell cancer cases in the United States and in some northern European countries, and that changing sexual behaviors could be the reason. ... Read more »
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genital warts

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i was told that you can have hpv genital warts for years
and never have outbreaks. and years later break out and that it doesn't mean your boyfriend has cheated. is this true? Read more »

Genital warts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Okay well me and my boyfriend both know we have genital warts, and we are going to the clinic friday to get tested for other things and to get treated.

But for the most part i am nervous on how they will treat mine, because they are inside of me..... Read more »

I was told i had Genital Warts?? help!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I went to the Dr. because my b.f saw some bumps on my butthole area and near my vagina. They told me that it was Genital Warts. But i dont know, it doesnt look gross and it doesnt really hurt. I saw some pictures on the internet of what it looks... Read more »

Genital Warts

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can Genital Warts appear on the penis?

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