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Risk Of Transmitting Hpv Through Kissing

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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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My warts are all cleaned up; can I still transmit HPV?

In '99 I was diagnosed with high risk HPV and genital warts. The wart was treated with aldara, and i had a LEEP (a type of procedure) done on my cervix. Since then, i have had no symptoms and my PAPs have all come back normal. My question can...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
This is a very important question. As you have indicated, you have had an HPV infection. HPV is human papillomavirus virus (also known as the wart virus). Some folks who get an HPV infection get totally cured from it because they develop an... Read more »

Risk of HPV cancers

Hi,I am HIV+ and have a CD4 count just come up to 400 at last test - I started Atripla 2 months ago after it had dropped to 220. I tested positive in Oct 2006. My long term partner has been diagnosed with squamous cell ca larynx of HPV16 origin. It...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Those are good questions-answers are not clear cut. HPV can be spread by direct contact. Anal pap testing screening for HPV related anal cancer is gaining traction as a modality to detect early pre-cancer when treatment may be more effective.... Read more »

HPV: Would you recommend OraRisk HPV DNA test? Anal pap smear?

Hi Dr. Bob,I know this is not related to HIV, but you're really the only doctor I trust when it comes to any STD-related topics. I'm HIV negative luckily despite past experiences of unprotected oral and anal sex. I no longer practice...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I agree with your GI specialist. There is nothing to do clinically at this time, assuming your anal warts have been effectively treated. The tests you mention are used to diagnose HPV. You already know you have it. The tests do not diagnose... Read more »

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 »
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hiv transmits through kissing

Posted by maruti, 2 Replies
this is vipin my age is 26,last week i kissed one girl its a open mouth kiss for 20secs,there was no blood in my mouth,no cuts,there is any chance to get hiv infection for me,plz help me i was scared Read more »

Deep kissing, receving multiple oral and rimming, symptoms, risk?

Posted by TopGuy1, 1 Reply
About a month ago I had sex with a couple of guys on a vacation, in gay sauna. They gave me oral and we kissed (real deep french kissing), no anal. I had something like a zit on the penis and canker sore in the mouth. One guy rimmed me.

A week after... Read more »

telling your status even before you kiss? or not?

Posted by car2d2, 1 Reply
Hi I was wondering if someone could give me some advice on if you should kiss before you disclose your status. I know there's very small risk for transmitting it through kissing but I totally feel like I'm hiding something if I don't disclose before... Read more »

open mouth kiss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can this be a new risk? i thought kissing was safe, but a woman at CDC said my mouth is just like my vagina (how'd she know?) and that this risk is REAL. local testing site said no need to test based on no risk. anyone? what's your take on french... Read more »