Can You Get Genital Warts If You've Never Had Sex?

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Genital Warts

I am having a hard time dealing with a situation that recently came up. I noticed some small bumps on the shaft of my penis recently and didn't pay them any attention, but there seem to me some more now. They are not really clustered in one...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...You've had very limited sexual exposures to others, so the likelihood of having genital warts is pretty low. Getting genital warts from receiving oral sex is also unlikely. That does not mean that you don't have genital Read more »

Would the genital warts come back if positive?

I am a heterosexual female and had unprotected vaginal sex (once) with a heterosexual male 9 weeks... Read more »

genital warts

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Wart Virus May Raise Men's Risk of HIV

...attributable to oncogenic types HPV-16 and HPV-18. The quadrivalent vaccine can also prevent low-risk HPV-6 and HPV-11, which cause genital warts. "[Hazard ratio] estimates from our analysis suggest that prophylactic vaccines that provide... 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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Virus That Causes Genital Warts Linked to Oral Cancer: Study

...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. Citing previous research and using the Swedish Cancer Registry,... 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 Read more »
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