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Warts Around The Genital Area

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...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 abnormal cell growth known as dysplasia. Dysplasia can develop into various cancers in men and women. Dysplasia...
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responding to genital warts and renal failure answer

Dear Dr. Bruce...Thanks so much for the quick reply. He has taken an HIV test, but is too scared to get the results. I was surprise, I guess that you brought this test up, what is the correlation between the genital warts and HIV? I vistied with...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...doubt test him prior to his kidney transplant. It's important for the transplant doctors to know.As for the correlation between genital warts and HIV, it has been well described that as patients' immune systems weaken, genital warts (caused by... Read more »

what are the chances of infecting the anus with vaginal warts?

Can Vaginal warts infect the anus or can anal warts infect the vagina? In other words, is there a difference between anal and vaginal warts other than the locations in body? Say one has vaginal warts, is there a chance of infecting the the anus...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Genital warts can indeed spread from the anal area to the vaginal and penile areas in women and men respectively. Although I doubt they would spread during a bath, they can spread from skin contact (e.g. if Read more »

HPV genital wart question

Dear Dr. I am rather confused on the HPV virus. I am a heterosexual male. Could you tell us a little about HPV and how it's spread? Is it possible to get it orally? If you have HPV, do you have it for life? I heard your immune system can actually...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...though it is rare, especially in people who are not immune compromised. Genital warts USUALLY occur in the genital and anorectal areas, and less frequently occur in the throat, mouth, and lips. Since transmission is possible, it is advisable that... Read more »

genital warts

Are genital warts and anal warts different things? In other words, could you have one and not the other? Or, is it a general virus that rests in both those areas, and when you have you are contagious both vaginally and anally?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Again, this virus is transmitted by direct genital-to-genital contact, or direct genital-to-anal contact, with the infected area. This is NOT a systemic infection.If you have any further questions, please feel free to call the Centers for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HPV Vaccine Information For Young Women

...most common in people in their late teens and early 20s. There are about 40 types of HPV that can infect the genital areas of men and women. Most HPV types cause no symptoms and go away on their own. But some types can cause... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Human Papillomavirus and Genital Warts

...cervix. The doctor may be able to identify some otherwise invisible changes in the tissue by applying vinegar (acetic acid) to areas of suspected infection. This solution causes infected areas to whiten, which makes them more visible,... Read more »
Brown Medical School

HIV 101: Treatment of Genital Warts

...only by enhancing techniques such as acetowhitening. Twenty-five percent of sexually active adults have HPV DNA detected in areas without clinical lesions or in areas that are acetowhite negative -- this is latent disease. While the risk of... Read more »
Project Inform


...known about HPV and HIV. HPV is very easily transmitted from person to person, and condoms cannot prevent HPV transmissions as warts around the genital area may shed virus to skin that is not protected by a condom. In most cases, HPV-related... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What is warts. Does it get from sex, and curable? Read more »

Genital Warts

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Can Genital Warts appear on the penis? Read more »


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help....Hiv and genital warts

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...everbody my name is john, 25 and need some help,,, i found out i had hiv about 7 months ago and at the same time was told i had genital warts, which at the time did not know what was the hardest to deal with in a funny kind of way, i know the hiv... Read more »