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How Do You Contract Genital Warts

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Am I HSV +?

I have had HSV2 for 10 years, I'm 29yo fem. I had unprotected sex with a boyfriend in March. I noticed previously that he had blotchy rashes on his abdomen, but he dismissed them. Anyway, I have recently experienced an infection different to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...really can't diagnose your problem without examining the "wart-type lump." Certainly, it's possible you might have contracted genital warts or another type of STD. Methotrexate can be immunosuppressive and you might develop a vaginal fungal... Read more »

Hello doctor bob

Ok, where to start.... Over two years ago I had a relationship with a girl that was allergic to... Read more »

Would the genital warts come back if positive?

I am a heterosexual female and had unprotected vaginal sex (once) with a heterosexual male 9 weeks... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Wart Virus May Raise Men's Risk of HIV

...attributable to oncogenic types HPV-16 and HPV-18. The quadrivalent vaccine can also prevent low-risk HPV-6 and HPV-11, which cause genital warts. "[Hazard ratio] estimates from our analysis suggest that prophylactic vaccines that provide... 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 Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...approximately 70% of all cervical cancers and in preventing infection with HPV types 6 and 11, which cause approximately 90% of all genital warts. Gardasilâ„¢ is a recombinant vaccine (contains no live virus) that is given as 3 injections over a... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...others stop menstruating altogether. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an STD that causes 99% of cervical cancer andcan also cause genital warts. HIV+ women are more likely to be infected withHPV than HIV-negative women. HIV+ women, especially women... Read more »
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Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
I am seriously concerned. Yesterday, I had a guy give me a blow job and then we masterbated each other. The thing that concerns me is that some of his cum ended on my penis when he finished. Although the cum landed in the middle on my penis, it... Read more »

How quick can this progress?

Posted by jewels
...foolishly engaged in unprotected sex about 5 months ago (with the same person about 4 times). Within that time I contracted genital warts. A month later it began to grow worse- broke out in herpes, had a bumpy rash on my upper arm and lower back,... Read more »

HIV Volunteers

Posted by 4901br, 1 Reply
I'm currently recruiting individuals for a study involving people with HIV to find out about their attitudes toward work. If you are HIV positive and have stopped working at any time since being diagnosed, please consider taking part in this... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I've read somewhere that if you already have an std you are more susceptible to contracting HIV. Is this true? I think I have a genital wart, and I performed oral sex on someone. Does that raise my chances? Seems like Read more »