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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

What Is HPV? How Can HPV Be Detected? Can HPV Infection Be Prevented? How Are HPV Infections Treated? The Bottom Line NOTE: In the U.S., counseling and referrals are available on a national human papillomavirus (HPV) hotline. Call toll-free at 877-HPV-5868 (877-478-5868). What Is HPV? Genital human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). There are over 120 HPV types. One study found HPV in 77%...
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Gardasil (HPV) vaccine for those already with HPV (HPV Vaccine for MEN) (GARDASIL) VACCINE (HPV)

I'm a 43 year old man with HPV already, awaiting biopsy results to see if I have anal cancer as we speak. Is it a waist of time and resources to get the Gardasil (HPV) vaccine at this time, or will it help down the road whether I have anal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Gardasil is a preventative, not a therapeutic vaccine. Consequently if you already have the HPV strains contained within the vaccine, getting inoculated will not provide any help. I'll reprint some information about Gardasil from the... Read more »

GARDASIL FOR PEOPLE WITH HPV (GARDASIL VACCINE) (HPV VACCINE FOR THOSE ALREADY INFECTED WITH HPV, 2008)

Hello Dr. Francisco, Im a 24yr old male who recently found out has HPV, as a consequence my girlfriend also has it, but anyway my in my desperation to find information about it I found this site, question is: would it hurt just to try GARDASIL, you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Actually, my name if Frascino, not Francisco. So you can call me Dr. Bob.Regarding HPV, there are many different variants. But only a very few are associated with the subsequent development of cancer. The million dollar question remains... Read more »

VACCINE (HPV) (HPV Vaccine for MEN) (GARDASIL)

I am man, 43 y.o. and HIV+.May I take the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There are no specific contraindications to getting the Gardasil (HPV) vaccine for those who are HIV infected. However, what we don't know for certain just yet is whether or not it is equally effective in HIVers compared to the... Read more »

Anal pap smear; Could I have picked up HPV infection from my girlfriend with cervical precancer

Dear Dr.A few years ago, I had a girlfriend with cervical precancer. I am assuming that I am at risk for HPV because of this. For the past year I have had intermittent burning/itching around the anal opening and went to a gastroenterologist. He...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You've raised some very interesting points. HPV, also known as the wart virus, can indeed spread from the cervical region of a woman to both your genital and your anal areas. So it is conceivable that you have HPV infection in either or both of... Read more »
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If I am infected will my girlfriend get same signs

Posted by Anonymous
Had a risky encounter 6 weeks ago, unprotected vaginal for 15-30 seconds. I have felt sore muscles and joints,sore throat, small rash on arm excessive gas and diarreha, dry mouth and a mouth ulcer. Gas and diarreha started 9 days post exposure, rest... Read more »

My girlfriend is +

Posted by acdre, 3 Replies
Hello everyone, I am new to the board, and just wanted to introduce myself. I am a 35 year old male that has been in a relationship with the same woman for almost 10 years. About 2 years ago she was diagnosed with HIV. We didn't know until she... Read more »

ex got girlfriend pregnant and I feel confused

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I just wanted to say thanks to those of you that post questions and talk with other people on this site. I feel really bad because I have been diagnosed for 1 year now. I was infected by my ex, this whole relationship was a disaster. I had gential... Read more »

Need Help: Girlfriend has HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I met this wonderful woman 3 years ago. We both knew right away how we felt about each other. We've been talking and laughing all this time and our relationship "COULD BE" a dream come true. She's been turning me down as far as dating seriously all... Read more »