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Are body warts catching?

Are body warts catching?

Yes: Warts can be contagious through direct contact either with an infected individual or by contact to a surface that has presence of the virus. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more


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Are all type of warts contagious?

Are all type of warts contagious?

Depends: Not warty looking skin lesions are contagious, e.g, seborrheic keratosis looks like a wart but is not contagious. Other types of warts are caused by HPV and are contagious. ...Read more

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Are genital warts the same warts some people get on their hands?

Are genital warts the same warts some people get on their hands?

They are related: Warts are mostly caused by viruses, and the ones that cause genital warts fall into one group of subtypes. The warts on fingers and feet, plantar warts, are in a different family. But all are contagious, so it is wise to be careful and limit exposure of your skin to any skin with warts. ...Read more

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What are the signs of invincible genital warts for men?

They are invisible : Some times hpv virus will not show exfoliative lesions ( warts ) remain dormant on surface seen only by tests , then no signs or symptoms can transmit to the partner ...Read more

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We are told that the HPV that causes genital warts is highly contagious but what "zone" of body skin actually carries this contagion?

We are told that the HPV that causes genital warts is highly contagious but what "zone" of body skin actually carries this contagion?

Genital Warts: Genital warts are flesh-colored or gray growths found in the genital area and anal region in both men and women. Genital warts are sometimes referred to as condyloma acuminata or venereal warts. They represent the most common sexually-transmitted disease caused by a virus. ...Read more

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What are the percentages of catching hiv/aids from oral sex and rubbing genitals?

What are the percentages of catching hiv/aids from oral sex and rubbing genitals?

Low: Rubbing's not a risk, but you can catch herpes that way. Oral sex is unlikely to transmit HIV -- it's so low that nobody seems to be able to give a percentage, even assuming there's a large number of infectious particles in the secretions -- but it's possible and it can give you herpes, syphilis and/or gonorrhea. Why not be safe? ...Read more

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Are genital lesions and genital warts the same thing ?

Are genital lesions and genital warts the same thing ?

No: Genital lesions can be warts or other lesions like chancres, herpetic ulcers, granulomatous lesions etc. ...Read more

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Do you know are chickenpox and cold sores caused by different strains of the herpes virus?

Do you know are chickenpox and cold sores caused by different strains of the herpes virus?

Herpes Viruses: There are three herpes viruses. The common chicken pox is caused by a cousin to the other two "herpes' viruses. Chicken pox can now be prevented by the childhood varicella vaccination and hopefully with time we will see this eradicated. There are two herpes viruses. Herpes type one is found on or near the mouth more than 90% of the time. Herpes two is found near the genitals 95% of the time. ...Read more

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Are the following conditions the same HPV virus, condyloma acuminatum and warts ?

Yes, sorta: There is more than one kind of wart and more than one kind of wart virus. Condyloma accuminata are genital warts and should not be confused with plantar warts or other skin warts. Condyloma are from hpv (human papilloma virus). ...Read more

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There are many strains of hpv..Do all strains cause genital warts?

No not all strains: Not all strains of hpv cause genital warts.But it can be prevented by hpv vaccine which is given to boys and girls from 9 to 23 years of age to prevent genital warts. ...Read more

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What types of genital warts are dangerous to become cervical cancer?

What types of genital warts are dangerous to become cervical cancer?

HPV: Hpv types 6 and 11 cause about 90% of genital warts in both men and women. Hpv types 16 and 18 cause about 75% of cervical cancer cases in women. Hpv types 16 and 18 also cause about 70% of vaginal cancer cases and up to 50% of vulvar cancer cases in women. All hpv types that affect the genital area can cause abnormal pap tests in females. . ...Read more

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If sores spread from penis to foot. Are those herpes?

If sores spread from penis to foot. Are those herpes?

probably not: Usually herpes will reactivate the initial site of infection and rarely travels around the body unless you have severe compromise of your immune system which i assume you don't since you didn't mention it. Sounds like 2 different processes at work here. ...Read more