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Why Are Genital Warts More Prevalent In Homosexual Men

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...factors that increase the risk of anal cancer include a high number of sex partners, and use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco. Although many men have no obvious symptoms, one of the most common manifestations of HPV infection is genital warts which can affect the anus, the penis and/or the peritoneum, a large membrane in the abdominal cavity that connects and supports internal organs. Other possible symptoms are abnormal discharge from the anus,...
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gay men access to Gardasil?

I'm recently out of the closet, and have had very few sexual encounters so far. I realize that I might already be infected with some strains of HPV even after one or two encounters, but still it seems to makes sense that I get vaccinated for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,HPV infection in men causes genital warts and has been linked to penile and anal cancer. HPV-infected men can transmit the virus to their sexual partners. Merck, the company Read more »

genital warts

i have a bad case of genital wart and there making me lose my confidence during sexual intercousre because they are so big. is there a qiucker solution of getting rid of them beside aldara or freezing, maybe surgical surgery to have them cut off....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
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health risks of sex with gay men

Other than HIV, Hep, Syphilis and Gonorrhea what are the health risks of sex with gay men? Also, other than these, what are the health risks of the gay man?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...There are other STDs that you could get, such as chlamydia, genital warts (condyloma)and chancroid. The health risks of the gay man are the same as those already listed. 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
...consider screening, as HPV lesions in the rectum might put one at increased risk for rectal cancers.It is possible to transmit genital warts to someone's mouth, though it is rare, especially in people who are not immune compromised. Genital warts... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Genital Wart Infections Plunge Following Vaccine Rollout

... Cases of genital warts at a large Australian health clinic have plunged in the 12 months since the introduction of the Gardasil vaccine. The three-shot Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Wart Virus May Raise Men's Risk of HIV

...attributable to oncogenic types HPV-16 and HPV-18. The quadrivalent vaccine can also prevent low-risk HPV-6 and HPV-11, which cause genital warts. "[Hazard ratio] estimates from our analysis suggest that prophylactic vaccines that provide... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Health Concerns for Gay Men

...Advertisement Genital/anal warts Genital and anal warts are caused by infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV). Genital warts on the penis are common in both heterosexual and gay men. However, anal warts in males tend to occur... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...experience treating women with HIV. Women with HIV get vaginal infections, genital ulcers, pelvic inflammatory disease, and genital warts more often and more severely than uninfected women. Women get thrush (a yeast infection, see Fact Sheet... Read more »
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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 »

Baby-boomers living with HIV

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
...lives we face a different set of challenges than the average people our age. The HIV antiviral drugs are great, there is no argument there. Its a fear of the unknown that faces us as we age into our 50s, 60 and beyond. Although My Doctor keeps... 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 Read more »