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Is Oral Warts Dangerous

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warts on lips-less kissable? Dangerous?

Just met another HIV+ type a few weeks ago and we clicked big-time. He's just beginning combo therapy and is relatively healthy - a few rash problems and occasional fatigue - the usual stuff that will resolve as the meds do their thing....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Warts are generally caused by viruses that can spread by direct contact/innoculation with spread more likely with more intense contact and perhaps breaks in the skin/mucosal surfaces. I have not encountered many cases of "epidemic" warts... Read more »

gardasil / treatment of warts / beneficial?

hiya Bob,My HIV+ boyfriend is currently suffering from anal warts (perianal and inside the anus).... Read more »

Oral warts

I am currently dealing with HPV presented as oral warts. I have spoken with a dentist and my HIV... Read more »
Articles
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

Virus That Causes Genital Warts Linked to Oral Cancer: Study

A new study suggests human papillomavirus (HPV) could be behind a rise in oropharyngeal (head and neck) squamous cell cancer cases in the United States and in some northern European countries, and that changing sexual behaviors could be the reason. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Prostitutes Unaware of STD Dangers -- Study

According to an Australian study of foreign sex workers, most prostitutes are not aware they can contract STDs through oral sex. The study, which will be presented to the International Association for Dental Research meeting June 28-July 1 in... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Hepatitis C: New Dangers, New Hopes

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is perhaps one of the most overlooked viral infections worldwide, despite being very common and preventable. Recently, it has become apparent that the risk of transmitting HCV during sex had been underestimated because... Read more »
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The REAL danger of insertive oral sex!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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I've read most all the postings that deal with the risks of oral sex (especially insertive oral sex). Now, while it is comforting to hear that it carries (practically) zero risk as there are no documented cases of transmission this way ... I'm... Read more »

warts a symptom???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
here's the story...

This summer i received oral sex on several occasions from 2 different guys , and was involved in a lot of kissing from one of them (exchange of saliva for hours at a time)

All along i thought, NO risk, no need to get tested. Im... 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?

Please, do... Read more »

Warts in throat

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone. I dont have any symptoms of HIV but I was just wondering if warts are a possible symptom. I have these little raised bumps in the back of my throat for almost a year and 1/2 and they have not gone away. They dont itch or anything but... Read more »