How Long Do Oral Warts Last

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AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...Interferon-alpha. A new drug, imiquimod (Aldara), has been approved for treatment of genital warts. Cidofovir (Vistide), originally developed to fight cytomegalovirus (CMV), might also help fight HPV. HPV infection can last for a long time, especially in people who are HIV-positive. Dysplasia and warts can return. They should be treated as soon as they are found to reduce the chances of the problem spreading or returning. The Bottom...
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anal warts and oral sex

Can someone who is infected with HPV give the other anal warts by performing oral/anal sex on them?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Duh.Yes. (Just another reason to consider using condoms.) Read more »

Oral warts

I am currently dealing with HPV presented as oral warts. I have spoken with a dentist and my HIV doctor but nobody seams to have a clear way to address this problem. I am very self-conscious about them since two are near my lower lip and can be...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.If you were my patient, I'd be consulting a dermatologist. There are at least a couple of therapeutic approaches, the first to use cyrotherapy (freezing), the other to use a medication like Aldara.Best of luck, BY Read more »

tongue

I know that having two raised bumps are normal.. yet i seem to have many raised bumps on the back of my tongue.. they don't hurt or anything.. i am just concerned that it could be an std infection..i know that i need to see a dentist but i am...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...of the tongue, which are also a normal part of the tongue's anatomy. There seems to be a great deal of interest surrounding oral warts, therefore I feel it necessary to supply a little more information. Whereas it is true we have seen an... Read more »

HPV roof of mouth

I have had HPV cut out of my mouth once before and it has come back. It was tested by a Lab. and it was HPV. Will this be something I will have to contend with the rest of my life? Is there medication I can take to keep this from comming back? Will...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...people living with HIV in the HAART era. I must admit that the research as to why we are seeing an increase in the incidence of oral warts is just beginning to "heat up" and from what I have read and from data we have collected it is evident that... Read more »
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The Center for AIDS

Oral Warts in HIV-Infected Individuals

...simplex infections, oral hairy leukoplakia, varicella-zoster infections, cytomegalovirus infections and oral warts. While the development of new antiretroviral therapies for the management of HIV infection,... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...Try massage or mutual masturbation. Use a vibrator (use a condom when sharing). Avoid vigorous, prolonged oral sex ("deep-throating"). Avoid mouth or throat trauma caused by a large number of partners in ashort... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Molluscum

...everyone has it in his or her body. A healthy immune system will control molluscum so that if lesions appear, they do not last a long time. People with weakened immune systems can develop molluscum lesions that spread, last a long time, and are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...pregnancy. Women who aren't tested for HIV may get sick and die faster than men. But if they get tested and treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Gynecological problems can be early signs of HIV... Read more »
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