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What If I Have A Low Level Of Hpv

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Human Papillomavirus and HIV Disease

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. About 20 million people are infected at any one time. Nearly half of all sexually active people have had HPV at some point in their lives. Since it often doesn't cause symptoms, many never know they've had it. Though most types of HPV do not cause serious disease, some can lead to cancerous conditions. Left untreated, these high-risk types can cause...
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hpv infection (HPV, HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2010)

hello Dr. Frascino, I know that HIV is more your area of expertise but I was wondering if you knew anything about hpv. I was diagnosed with hpv about 10 years ago and was reading recently that some percentage of people actually clear the infection,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Anonymous,There are many different types of HPV (30-40 varieties). Over half of all sexually active folks become infected with some type of HPV. In 90% of these cases the body's immune system completely clears the infection. (See below.)Hope... Read more »

HPV and Anal Warts (HPV, 2010)

Hello dr. Frascino !I m the most sad boy of the world....Can you tell me if there is a cure for anal warts (caused by HPV)?? Please tell me that there is one.I read about terrasil, about Watrol, about H-Balm,My doc treated me by laser - warts are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HPV anal warts can be difficult to treat. They are often recurrent. Simply because they recur does not mean you will develop cancer. The risk of HPV-induced cancer is associated with the type of HPV (see below). No doubt HPV is a pain in the... Read more »

HPV, Aldara cream and low CD count

I recently moved to another state, and the new HIV doctor did a complete physical on me. My CD count had increased to 132 and viral load undetectable. I take Atripla, Bactrim, Celexa, and Androgel. I also found out I had anal HPV. The doctor put me...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting your interesting question.There's no doubt that having a healthy immune system helps control HPV infection; people with very low CD4 counts do have more difficulty with HPV-related complications.Having said that, I... Read more »

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 »
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HPV CMV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When do these show up in HIV infection

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Yeast infections, BV, and HPV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am starting to go crazy here thinking I may have HIV. I was told about two years ago that I had HPV which gave me an abnormal pap smear. A colposcopy was done that showed I had mild dysplasia. My pap and hpv test last year showed a negative... Read more »

Why are my levels so low?

Posted by ch0182, 1 Reply
Looking for some insight....I was diagnosed a month ago after finding out that my girlfriend tested positive for HIV. The way we found out is because we are expecting a child. It came as a huge surprise to both of us because we are both straight,... Read more »

HPV Treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was diagnosed with HPV about 6 months ago. I've done a lot of research on HPV to educate myself. However, i have been having trouble finding information on laser treatment. i just had laser treatment last thursday and I just want to find some... Read more »