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How Can Oral Warts Be Prevented

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Can I use Aldara as preventative medicine against anal warts?

About 4 months ago I was with somebody and found out through a friend that they were infected with HPV. They had the warts treated but I know the virus can last a while.We didn't have sex, I did perform oral sex on him and we did lay together...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I would not recommend using Aldara to prevent warts, although I can understand the rationale of your question. Although I don't doubt that you have been exposed to HPV infection, it is possible that you may have cleared the infection. A good... Read more »

Interferon injections to treat internal warts/prevent anal cancer

Despite a relatively modest CD4 count of 324, I have been able to treat external anal warts very... Read more »

warts in the mouth

I've been diagnosed with human papilloma about 4 months ago. Although I've had symptoms... Read more »
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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 »
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

HIV Drug Could Prevent "Cervical Cancer by Killing Off Virus That Causes Disease"

The HIV drug lopinavir is selectively toxic to human papillomavirus-positive cervical cells, a new study suggests. About 3,000 UK women are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually, mostly due to HPV infection by high-risk strains, which have also... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Warts It All About? A Look at Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Writing about sex and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is fascinating, frustrating and fun. It's fascinating because I get to read the results of research and studies about the sex lives of ordinary people. It's frustrating because year after... Read more »
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Help for the Worried Warts

Posted by JonCage, 2 Replies
Many people after receiving their conclusive results continue to show symptoms of anxiety and depression. You need to understand that you are not alone. You are not the only ones, questioning your tests and questioning your symptoms. You need to... Read more »

warts a symptom???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
here's the story...

This summer i received oral sex on several occasions from 2 different guys , and was involved in a lot of kissing from one of them (exchange of saliva for hours at a time)

All along i thought, NO risk, no need to get tested. Im... Read more »

Hairy Leukopakia and genital warts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have not had sex in five years. My t cells are at 300. I am manifesting hairy leukoplakia and genital warts.

To all of you out there who know that it is not hiv since I have tested negative. Can you direct me to what I should test for?

Please, do... Read more »

Warts in throat

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone. I dont have any symptoms of HIV but I was just wondering if warts are a possible symptom. I have these little raised bumps in the back of my throat for almost a year and 1/2 and they have not gone away. They dont itch or anything but... Read more »