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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, one of every five teenagers and adults is infected with genital herpes. Women are more commonly infected than men and it is estimated that one of every four women has herpes. Although at least 45 million...
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Skin tags vs Genital Warts

Sir, I recently tested negative for HIV 2 years after possible exposure. While examining my penis, I noticed a few small bumps along the sides of my penis. I'm not sure when they appeared, they don't itch and look like enlarged hair...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi.Thank you for your question.Only your physician can determine if any growths that you have on your penisare genital warts, or another type of growth or infection. Until yourphysician tells you what it is that you have, it's best not to... Read more »

Genital Warts

I recently found out that I had a genital wart...the doctor removed it, but it concerned me because it was on the shaft of my penis...pretty close to the head. I have always worn a condom during sex...with the exception of receiving oral sex. I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Treatment of genital warts has varying effectiveness among individuals. Having warts removed in no way guarantees that you are no longer infected with HPV (the virus that causes warts), that you will not have another outbreak, or that you will not... Read more »

Bumps on Genitals - Fordyce???The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Rick, I went to Planned Parenthood to have them check out several tiny bumps on my penis. The physician suspects it to be fordyce. I searched all over the net for more info on this, and can't find any. I'm going to get a 2nd opinion next...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Fordyce is a disease of the skin. To my knowledge, this is not an infectiousdisease. To verify if you have this skin disease, I recommend you see adermatologist (skin specialist), who can definitively diagnose the... Read more »

HPV or genital herpes.

i had sex with a women 3 years ago.but now from few months.there were small groups of bumps appeard on my penis head.some gone way but still there is small bumps on penis shaft,i am really worried abt hpv.i had used condom during intercourse and...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:Using a condom reduces the risk of transmission of skin-to-skin diseases such as HPV, but it does not eliminate the risk entirely. I would suggest a visit to your doctor or a local clinic to determine what the bumps are.In health,Richard... Read more »
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Genital Herpes Question..

Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
I know there aren't many Herpes infected people on this site but the forum description does say "and other STD's" so I'll take a shot...

In December I had vaginal sex with a prostitute. I was wearing a condom and was only "in" her for like a minute.... Read more »

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 »

Skin To Skin Contact

Posted by Anonymous
If a person had facial herpes, or molluscums, would they appear relatively similar to pimples also? And what's the possibility that I'll be infected with STD if my face touches it or if my lips do so accidentally for a few seconds?

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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 »