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What Is The Difference Between Genital Warts And Genital Herpes

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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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 »

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
Hi. Thank you for your question. Genital warts and anal warts are caused by the same virus (Human Papilloma Virus--HPV). These warts are DIFFERENT from those that are found on other parts of the body (hands, elbows, etc.). Genital/Anal warts are... Read more »

"Genital warts" and possible infections

I have an anxiety disorder.one of the things i worry about is genital warts. can regular warts turn into genital warts?an answer would be appreciatedThx:)...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Thanks also for sharing that you struggle with anxiety. That a good thing to be aware of since it can influence how you take in the information we talk about. That said..Different warts are different warts, they don't... Read more »
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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 »

help....Hiv and genital warts

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi 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 »

genital warts

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i was told that you can have hpv genital warts for years
and never have outbreaks. and years later break out and that it doesn't mean your boyfriend has cheated. is this true? 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 »