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if you have genital warts do you have hiv

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
21 years experience Sports Medicine
No: Genital warts are caused by human papilloma virus, not hiv. They are two totally different viruses. That said folks with HIV are more prone to warts d ... Read More
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Dr. Arlo Miller
15 years experience Dermatology
No: They are different viral infections.
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: Having genital warts does not mean that one has HIV. Get tested for HIV to know.
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Dr. Tony Willson
17 years experience Family Medicine
No: Gential warts come from a virus that is different from HIV however with unprotected sex and any STD you should be tested.
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HPV is not HIV: That is HPV not HIV. However, if you get one STD you can get any of them so you should get tested for all STDs- see your doctor or sexual health clini ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
17 years experience Family Medicine
Not Necessarily.: It means you have a sexually transmitted disease. HIV is also a sexually transmitted disease. It means you were exposed to a patient that had sexual ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Are you: sure they didn't say HPV? A majority of genital warts are caused by Human Papilloma Virus. There is no correlation between warts and HIV other than s ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably from you: Warts are caused by a type of human papilloma virus (hpv) which is unrelated to hiv. You may carry the virus and be infectious and not have any visib ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HIV Positive: Your question is confusing. You say in your question that you are not HIV positive but in your profile it says you have hiv. White spots are most l ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: This is not how HIV disease is transmitted. You must have intimate contact, either sexually (and this can include vaginal, anal and oral sex), or by b ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
No : Hpv infection is common in any sexually active person. Hiv is not more likel if one has an hpv infection. Thank you for doing responsible sex. Neve ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Not yet: We do not yet have an antiviral medication to neutralize HPV viruses or to block their replication. Thus, the best one can do is get periodic check-up ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
20 years experience Family Medicine
No: No, not by blood testing.

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