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Testing For Herpes And Genital Warts

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, one of every five teenagers and adults is infected with genital herpes. Women are more commonly infected than men and it is estimated that one of every four women has herpes. Although at least 45 million...
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genital warts (HPV, 2011) (HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2011)

if a person have genital warts does it mean that he/she is going to have a positive syphilis test like VDRL or RPR?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No. Genital warts are caused by a virus, the human papilloma virus (HPV). Syphilis is caused by a bacteria, Treponema pallidum. You can read much more about HPV and syphilis in the archives of this forum. I'll repost below a sample of what... Read more »

Genital warts (HPV) and HIV

Hi Dr Bob,Thanks for all you hard work and answering the questions of all worried people.Here are the delima i am goin throuh. Last year Dec 05 engage with the safer sexual with a sex worker. Condom was properly used and i checked at the end it was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,If the latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break), your HIV-acquisition risk would be essentially nonexistent.The cause of genital warts is HPV, human papilloma virus. Unlike HIV, HPV can be transmitted by mere skin-to-skin contact.... Read more »

Question #1: new PCR DNA test for genital warts??Question #2: HPV and Blood Testing

Question #1: I thought I had heard somewhere that there is a type of PCR test that candetect whether or not a person has been exposed to HPV. I might have beenexposed over 1 year ago when a condom broke--although I think it might havesnapped when...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. First, in regard to PCR testing, thereare PCR tests for HPV infection. However, these tests use tissue samples. It is not a blood test. It is an alternative to DNA probe testing for HPVinfection (which also uses... Read more »

3rd time Genital Warts and 61 Days HIV Elisa Test

Dear Experts,I received a unprotected oral sex 8 months before from my colleague while we were at a business trip. She told me that she HIV free she is from India (Mumbai) I dnt knw my mind is doubting her maybe she is lying. I have genital warts...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiIn all actuality she was more at risk for contracting your genital warts than you getting something from her. The risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that... Read more »
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over the counter wart remover for genitals?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi. I have noticed some white colored bumps near my testicles, and I have one that is larger, and the other few are very small. I was wondering if it was safe to use an over the counter wart remover such as "duofilm" it is like "Compound W" I... Read more »

HPV/Genital Warts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey, Whats up? My girl friend whom I've been with for a year now, recently got a pap smear done and she came up positive for HPV (abnormal cells). Me myself had been tested for STD's and a Visual Check up for HPV and in all tests I came up negative.... Read more »

I was told i had Genital Warts?? help!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I went to the Dr. because my b.f saw some bumps on my butthole area and near my vagina. They told me that it was Genital Warts. But i dont know, it doesnt look gross and it doesnt really hurt. I saw some pictures on the internet of what it looks... Read more »

Genital warts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Okay well me and my boyfriend both know we have genital warts, and we are going to the clinic friday to get tested for other things and to get treated.

But for the most part i am nervous on how they will treat mine, because they are inside of me..... Read more »