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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...active people get at least one type of HPV infection. Some types of HPV cause common warts of the hands or feet. Infections of the hands and feet are usually not transmitted through sexual activity. Several types of HPV cause genital warts on the penis, vagina, and rectum. Those with HIV can get worse sores in the rectum and cervical areas. HPV can also cause problems in the mouth or on the tongue or lips. Other types of HPV can cause...
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Anal Warts

I am 23, gay, and have been in a long term, monogamous relationship with my partner for nearly three years. We have exclusively unprotected sex.I was puzzled when my partner, who is significantly older than I am, informed me recently that he had...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...When one is infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that can cause genital warts, they are theroetically infected with the virus for life. It's possible that treatment of the warts could remove a sufficient Read more »

boils or genital warts

Everytime that I am to began my period, I always sweat more and as I wearing pants, the crotch area becomes hot at times. About a week before I begin menstruating, I find these bumps on my vagina. They always go away and sometimes they will...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...professional (in person!) to assess the situation. It is difficult for anyone to diagnose symptoms until they have thorough information about you and perform a physical examination. RMK Read more »

Genital Warts

I recently found out that I had a genital wart...the doctor removed it, but it concerned me because it was on the shaft of my penis...pretty close to the head. I have always worn a condom during sex...with the exception of receiving oral sex. I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Treatment of genital warts has varying effectiveness among individuals. Having warts removed in no way guarantees that you are no longer infected with Read more »

Lesbians, HPV, and genital warts

Hi Rick,My partner has HPV and seems to be having a re-occurance of warts (for which she is being treated by OB/GYN). This is the first time she has had actual warts since I have been with her, though I understand that she has had the HPV virus. ...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. HPV, the virus that causes genital warts, is primarily transmitted through direct genital-to-genital contact, and direct genital-to-anal contact, with or without intercourse. Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: HPV Vaccine Prevents Genital Warts in Males

... The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil effectively prevents genital warts in males, according to a study to be presented today at the European Research Organization on Genital Infection and Neoplasia Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Genital Warts

... Genital warts may appear both externally (e.g., on the penis, anus, or external female genitalia) and internally (e.g., in the anal Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Human Papillomavirus and Genital Warts

...About one-third of the HPV types are spread through sexual contact and live only in genital tissue. Low-risk types of HPV cause genital warts, the most recognizable sign of genital HPV infection. Other high-risk types of HPV cause cervical cancer... Read more »
Brown Medical School

HIV 101: Treatment of Genital Warts

...are clinically negative 3 months after treatment is stopped. Alternative: Trichloroacetic acid (TCA): 35%-85% solution Genital warts Weekly or biweekly TCA has the same or lower efficacy compared to cryotherapy and results in more pain,... Read more »
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Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
... Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no visible cuts in my glans or in body of my penis. I am terrified from the information I am reading online. If it helps, I am circumcised. The guy who did this to me told me that he is HIV... Read more »

Hairy Leukopakia and genital warts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have not had sex in five years. My t cells are at 300. I am manifesting hairy leukoplakia and genital warts. To all of you out there who know that it is not hiv since I have tested negative. Can you direct me to what I should test for? Read more »

genital warts

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...i was told that you can have hpv genital warts for years and never have outbreaks. and years later break out and that it doesn't mean your boyfriend has cheated. is this true? Read more »