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How Do You Get Anal Warts

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Screening for anal warts (Anal PAP smears)

What are the current recommendations for anal pap smears in HIV positive men and women?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Excellent question. There are NO official guidelines regarding anal PAP smears. (A PAP smear is a test by which a health care provider checks a patient's cervix and/or anus for cells which are precancerous or cancerous). The following is one... Read more »

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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of Cytology (Pap Tests) and Human Papillomavirus Testing in Anal Cancer Screening

In the current study, investigators assessed anal oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) and anal cytology as screening tests for detecting high-grade intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN 2+), since this is an immediate precursor to anal cancer. A... 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 »
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 »
HIV i-Base

Promising Outcomes From Laser Ablative Treatment of AIN2/3 to Prevent Anal Cancer

The incidence of anal cancer is higher in HIV positive compared to negative populations with lower rates of clearance (87% vs. 38% at 5 years) and progression rates from high-grade anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN 2/3) in observational studies... Read more »
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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 »

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 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 »

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 »