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How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Anal Warts

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Anal warts in HIV

Hi Doctors. I'm recently infected then diagnosed with HIV (less than 4 months as of Nov 20/10). All my initial numbers are perfectly normal with CD4 437 at 26%, and my VL is 927 copies. I had a history of anal wart but had a cautery done to treat it...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your questiion, it is a timely one.There is a virus called Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that can cause anal warts. HPV has many different types (or strains), some cause wrats but some can cause cancer. Usually the ones that cause... Read more »

anal warts

Hi! My name is Stephanie. I just discovered theses coliflower things around my rectum. I'm curious... Read more »

what does having anal warts mean to me and my sex partners

I am at a loss to finding I suppose the answers that I need to hear. I am a 51 year old gay man... Read more »
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Is the Success of AIDS Treatment Making Gay Men Complacent?

...it also protects you against other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as well. Diseases like hepatitis B, herpes, genital/anal warts and gonorrhea are nothing new to the gay community. But AIDS gave the importance of safer sex new meaning. ... Read more »
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First Cervical Cancer Screening Delayed Until Age 21

...human papillomavirus (HPV), an extremely common sexually transmitted disease among women and men. HPV also causes genital and anal warts, as well as oral and anal cancer. "The tradition of doing a Pap test every year has not been supported by... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Barebacking in the Gay Community

...STDs. Besides HIV, other STDs that can be transmitted through barebacking include gonorrhea, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, genital/anal warts, herpes, syphilis and others. Some of these STDs are incurable (like herpes and genital/anal warts), and... Read more »
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Anal wart surgery

Posted by Anonymous, 7 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. 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 »

Is this it? Am I dying?

Posted by pr2005, 6 Replies
...the last 18 months my CD4 has continued to decline despite an undetectable viral load and I am now back in the 200s. I've had anal warts for over two years that just will not respond to treatment, suffer recurring penile thrush and various other... Read more »