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How Do I Know If I Have Anal Warts

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HPV & Anal Warts; is my CD4 count falling because of the warts?

I was diagnosed last week with anal warts and have already had surgery to remove them. My proctologist says that I had extensive warts all the way up into the base of my colon. I was diagnosed HIV positive last summer and had apparently been...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'm glad to hear that you are getting this problem addressed. That's a good step. Do the extensive warts explain a falling CD4 count?-- Probably not. I am not aware of any data which suggest that extensive warts cause a fall in the CD4... Read more »

reoccuring anal warts

Dr.Frascino, I was exposed to HPV many years ago. Had extensive anal surgery to remove the warts.... Read more »

Anal Warts?/Can I spread them?

Doc -- I wrote about what I think are anal warts (bumps near my rectum that are white looking (some... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rare Anal Cancer in National Spotlight

A recent TV special and other media coverage of actress Farrah Fawcett's battle with anal cancer have placed the rare disease in the national spotlight. Many cases of anal cancer are linked to certain types of the STD human papillomavirus, the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What Do Gay Men Know About Human Papillomavirus? Australian Gay Men's Knowledge and Experience of Anal Cancer Screening and Human Papillomavirus

The researchers undertook the present study to learn the levels of experience and knowledge concerning anal dysplasia, anal Pap smear tests, and human papillomavirus (HPV) among gay men and other men who were homosexually active. The subjects were... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Surviving Anal Cancer

Anal health is not necessarily something most people want to think about let alone be proactive about. But in recent years more gay men with HIV have been diagnosed with anal cancer. I can count at least five men that I know of that have had to deal... Read more »
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surgery for anal warts

Posted by bakcake, 3 Replies
I am facing anal wart surgery in a week. i would like to know what happens step by step during the surgery Read more »

Anal wart surgery

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
I am about to have surgery for anal warts that I have in my anal canal. I was wondering if anyone else has had the outpatient surgery and tell me wht it's like post-op. when will I be able to go back to work? How long am I likey to be in discomfort? Read more »

anal warts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
do gynecologists perform anal pap smears or check for warts back there? I think I may have them Read more »

Venereal Warts & low cd4

Posted by butchcat, 1 Reply
I was first diagnosed w/ condyloma (Venereal warts) in the late 80's and had laser surgery to remove the stubborn critters. No re-occurances for a LONG time. I've noticed within the last 6 or 8 months they have definately come back! My cd4 dropped... Read more »