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Human Papillomavirus and HIV Disease

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. About 20 million people are infected at any one time. Nearly half of all sexually active people have had HPV at some point in their lives. Since it often doesn't cause symptoms, many never know they've had it. Though most types of HPV do not cause serious disease, some can lead to cancerous conditions. Left untreated, these high-risk types can cause...
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genital warts (HPV, 2011) (HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2011)

if a person have genital warts does it mean that he/she is going to have a positive syphilis test like VDRL or RPR?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No. Genital warts are caused by a virus, the human papilloma virus (HPV). Syphilis is caused by a bacteria, Treponema pallidum. You can read much more about HPV and syphilis in the archives of this forum. I'll repost below a sample of what... Read more »

Genital warts (HPV) and HIV

Hi Dr Bob,Thanks for all you hard work and answering the questions of all worried people.Here are the delima i am goin throuh. Last year Dec 05 engage with the safer sexual with a sex worker. Condom was properly used and i checked at the end it was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,If the latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break), your HIV-acquisition risk would be essentially nonexistent.The cause of genital warts is HPV, human papilloma virus. Unlike HIV, HPV can be transmitted by mere skin-to-skin contact.... Read more »

Internal Genital Warts

I was diagnosed HIV positive about five weeks ago, with a CD4 count of 750 and Viral Load of 91,000. In the same time period I began having rectal bleeding. A biopsy on the lesion indicates I have an internal genital wart. The doctor tells me it is...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Genital warts are caused by the HPV virus (human papilloma virus), which is different from the HIV virus. Although warts are NOT cancer, in time, they can lead to cancer both in the cervix (in women) and the anal cancer (both sexes). Typically there... Read more »

hpv and genital warts

when someone has hpv or genital warts, do they have to take medication to supress having out-breaks?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I am not aware of any medications that are effective in suppressing outbreaks of genital warts. Warts should be treated when they are present. Aggressively treating the warts may reduce the chances of warts coming back, but it is not guaranteed.... Read more »
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help....Hiv and genital warts

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi everbody my name is john, 25 and need some help,,, i found out i had hiv about 7 months ago and at the same time was told i had genital warts, which at the time did not know what was the hardest to deal with in a funny kind of way, i know the hiv... Read more »

Genital Warts

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

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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 »

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 »