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how do genital warts start?

Posted by mmfsm, 2 Replies
i noticed a round red bump, looks like a pimple in the glans of my penis, it is the same texture, doesnt have a center, or pus, does not ich or hurt when touched, im afraid it may be HPV, have not had sex in 11 months, could this be the begining of... Read more »

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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Genital Warts

Am currently 10 weeks on treatment and also have genital warts. Will the warts disapper since am on treatment? My Gyno burnt them before i began treatment and they keep coming back....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Genital warts are frustrating to treat in many situations and are often somewhat worse in HIV+ persons. The role of effective HIV treatment in the treatment of genital warts is variable and still under study. In general effective HIV treatment... Read more »

Genital Warts

Thank you for your excellent work. I have a question regarding genital warts. I have warts on my penis that have not responded to cryotherapy or Aldara cream. I have been using the cream for approximately 6 weeks. I am HIV+, VL undetectable and...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It may take longer than 6 weeks for the imiquimod (Aldara) to work -- be patient. Most courses of therapy are for up to 3 months. If the warts don't respond to Aldara after that, there are other local treatments, including surgical removal.... Read more »

genital warts

Are genital warts and anal warts different things? In other words, could you have one and not the other? Or, is it a general virus that rests in both those areas, and when you have you are contagious both vaginally and anally?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Genital warts and anal warts are caused by the same virus (Human Papilloma Virus--HPV). These warts are DIFFERENT from those that are found on other parts of the body (hands, elbows, etc.). Genital/Anal warts are... Read more »

Genital Warts

In Women: Are there other symtoms to genital warts, other than visual sitings? Spotting? Pain? ...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Genital warts are generally painless, may cause itching, and can lead to sores or bleeding. They are often described as flesh-colored, soft, and cauliflower-like. Genital warts should be diagnosed by a professional, and women should have regular... 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

Genital Wart Virus May Raise Men's Risk of HIV

The results of a study of men in Kenya suggest that infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) can raise the risk of contracting HIV. The findings are part of a larger clinical trial that, together with two others, showed male circumcision reduces a... Read more »