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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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hpv and genital warts

when someone has hpv or genital warts, do they have to take medication to supress having out-breaks?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I am not aware of any medications that are effective in suppressing outbreaks of genital warts. Warts should be treated when they are present. Aggressively treating the warts may reduce the chances of warts coming back, but it is not guaranteed.... Read more »

Lesbians, HPV, and genital warts

Hi Rick,My partner has HPV and seems to be having a re-occurance of warts (for which she is being treated by OB/GYN). This is the first time she has had actual warts since I have been with her, though I understand that she has had the HPV virus....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. HPV, the virus that causes genital warts, is primarily transmitted through direct genital-to-genital contact, and direct genital-to-anal contact, with or without intercourse. Lesbians and bisexual women can, and do,... 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...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HPV, short for human papillomavirus, is a the name for a group of viruses that cause genital lesions (warts) on the skin around the penis, vagina, and anus, and in the rectum or vagina/cervix. Approximately 20 million Americans are infected with... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 worry

Posted by nickynick, 1 Reply
Hi, I had unprotected sex with a guy who says he's a sex worker. I don't know what his status was but he doesn't seem to care.

It's past six weeks since that exposure. I'm going to get tested next week just to give an allowance if anything happens.

Now... Read more »

do genital warts cause cancer in men

Posted by team1, 1 Reply
they do cause cervical cancer in women among other things. but its been stated that the warts are harmless to men? is that true? Read more »