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Hey I have genital warts the doctors told me that I might be HIV positive it's 99% of being positive?

Hey I have genital warts the doctors told me that I might be HIV positive it's 99% of being positive?

Not necessarily: In South Africa -- and especially among black South Africans -- having gential warts undoubtedly is a strong predictor of having HIV. (Not so in industrialized areas like Europe, North America, etc.) But even in SA, most people with warts do not have HIV. However, the only way to know is to be tested -- and for sure everyone in your country with any STD needs to be checked for HIV. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Does genital warts mean HIV in a female?  

Does genital warts mean HIV in a female?  

No: Having genital warts does not mean that one has HIV. Get tested for HIV to know. ...Read more

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If you have genital warts do you have hiv?

If you have genital warts do you have hiv?

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 due to lowered immunity, and those with sexual practices which expose them to genital warts (unprotected sex, unsafe sex, etc) exposé themselves to a greater chance to contract hiv. Be careful and practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have genital warts and they get really bad does that mean I have hiv?

Can you tell me if I have genital warts and they get really bad does that mean I have hiv?

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 intercourse with the HPV virus. Which means you are at risk for other STDs. You should go to your doctor or an STD clinic to check you for other possible STDs. ...Read more

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Hi dr, I had protected sex with a prostitude, 3months later, my wife appears genital warts, but I have no genital warts and I tested HIV in a lab, - result?

Hi dr, I had protected sex with a prostitude, 3months later, my wife appears genital warts, but I have no genital warts and I tested HIV in a lab, - result?

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 visible warts yourself. ...Read more

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White spots on skin, genital warts, joint ache, HIV test (7months) negative, which d/s, can I be?

White spots on skin, genital warts, joint ache, HIV test (7months) negative, which d/s, can I be?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Five years back I had an experience of rubbing penis with clothes to anus of someone (not in but might touch pink area)genital warts now HIV can be?

Five years back I had an experience of rubbing penis with clothes to anus of someone (not in but might touch pink area)genital warts now HIV can be?

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 blood or tissue transfer. Being tested for HIV is an excellent idea for anybody who has ever had unprotected sex and you might want to do this. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Gay 43 male! Does having genital warts mean I have hiv? Always wear condoms! Top only! Have had unprotected oral and kissing! I only had one wart I n pubic area then a string on underside of penis!

Gay 43 male! Does having genital warts mean I have hiv? Always wear condoms! Top only! Have had unprotected oral and kissing! I only had one wart I n pubic area then a string on underside of penis!

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. Nevertheless, you should be tested for HIV virus since you are in a high risk group. This is unrelated to your having (or not) hpv. ...Read more

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Does vagina warts means HIV positive?

Does vagina warts means HIV positive?

HIV: No, vaginal warts are due to human papilloma virus (hpv), a different virus than hiv. On the other hand, since both may be transmitted sexually, and individuals with a single diagnosed std generally are at risk of having more than one, it is wise to be tested. ...Read more

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HIV positive, biopsied lesion/bump on face shows Verruca Vulgaris. Is is possible the warts might turn to skin cancer?

Very unlikely: It is highly unlikely that a common wart (verruca vulgaris) on your face would potentially turn into a skin cancer. However the risk is not zero. A long-standing wart, untreated and chronically inflamed, can potentially turn into cancer. The type of cancer is most commonly squamous cell carcinoma. We do see this in some warts under the finger nail that convert over years (5 to 10 years). ...Read more

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I am HIV positive. Dermatologist biopsied lesions/bumps on my upper lip that are Verruca Vulgaris. Am I at risk for the warts turning to skin cancer?

I am HIV positive. Dermatologist biopsied lesions/bumps on my upper lip that are Verruca Vulgaris. Am I at risk for the warts turning to skin cancer?

Warts: Verruca vulgaris also known as warts are caused by the human papilloma virus. They're generally benign and can be treated with topical salicylic acid and/or cryotherapy if you find them aestheticically displeasing. Regardless, see your primary doctor for these treatment options. ...Read more

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Can u tell me about low risk hoc that causes genital warts?

HPV: I assume "hoc" should be "hpv". Of the 100 hpv types, about 60 cause warts mostly on the hands or feet. The other 40 or so are sexually transmitted, and are drawn to the body's mucous membranes, such as the moist layers around the anal and genital areas. Low-risk hpv strains, such as hpv 6 and 11, cause about 90% of genital warts, which rarely develop into cancer. But they are contagious. ...Read more

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Does genital warts cause discharge and odor?

Genital Warts: Nope. They do not do anything except grow in place.

Now, skin infections can cause the problems you cite. And, if you are experiencing this you need to be seen today at your medical clinic. ...Read more

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Can genital warts cause poycystic ovaries? Or can u get general warts on your ovaries?

No and no: Genital warts and the virus that causes them (certain types of human papillomavirus, HPV) have nothing to do with polycystic ovaries. Genital HPV infections, including warts, involve the external genitals only and do not involve the ovaries. Some ovarian cancers are associated with HPV, but how this happens isn't known. ...Read more

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Is it always genital warts if the area you applied vingear to turns white or could it be from other causes to?

Is it always genital warts if the area you applied vingear to turns white or could it be from other causes to?

Not always.: Interpreting the result of applying vinegar to skin requires some experience. Very often the tips of normal glands will turn white with vinegar application. It's best to have a doctor check the area a give an opinion. ...Read more

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Does genital warts cause vagina dryness?

Does genital warts cause vagina dryness?

It can: Warts are rough, dry lesions and if they are numerous and surround the vagina they can feel dry and make sex uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would non genital warts HPV cause symptoms?

Hi docs, would non genital warts HPV cause symptoms?

Not usually: Warts are usually pain and symptom free.

However, they can be irritated by scratching or rubbing and, thus, be annoying.

Removing them is usually very simple. Local anesthesia and either excision or coagulation will remove them
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Be well. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Does the body usually rid itself of hpv, even the ones that cause genital warts? How long does it take?

Usually not: They go away 4 a while & return. U should treat while active & avoid sex. Condoms help some but transmitting hpv is quite commonly still an issue. Abstinence I feel is best. ...Read more

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I am told that genital warts can appear on one's thighs? What other parts of an HPV positive person's body can spread it?

I am told that genital warts can appear on one's thighs? What other parts of an HPV positive person's body can spread it?

Anywhere: The most common areas to spread hpv are the cervix and the penis, but the genital areas, anus, hand and possibly the mouth can too. Theoretically, any touching could, but it is thought to be primarily via sexual contact. ...Read more

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Does genital warts cause cervical dysplasia? I have been clear of the warts for sevral months now. They were on the outside.

HPV: Yes, some strains of this virus can produce cervical dysplasia, and if you had external lesions it may well be causing the cervical changes as well. See your gynecologist and get this evaluated and treated adequately. Good luck. By the way, make sure you are checked for all other stds. ...Read more

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Can genital warts cure it self? Can they go away and not come back or be spread? Are they just spread threw sex? Can this cause cancer?

Maybe, maybe: The best answer will be provided by your dr or gyn, after an examination of this lesion. It could be many things, and we can not know if your diagnostic impression is correct. In some cases yes, would be the right answer to most of your (multiple) questions. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Wht virus cause genital warts. Is the reoccuernce of warts is possible. How dangerous is this virus....How does it spread in a sexual cnct?

HPV: Human papillomavirus (known as hpv) is a very common sexually transmitted infection. There are many types of this virus and some are associated with genital warts. There are multiple cancers, especially cervical cancer in women, associated with the virus--though these cancers do not directly arise from the genital warts. Talk to your doctor about screening tests and hpv vaccines that are available. ...Read more

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How long can HPV- types that causes genital warts, live outside the body? I'm afraid my cats came in contact with my worn underwear on the floor.

How long can HPV- types that causes genital warts, live outside the body? I'm afraid my cats came in contact with my worn underwear on the floor.

HPV: I would not fear for your cat's safety. Although Papillomatosis can affect both dogs & cats, you have HPV. That stands for Human Papillomavirus which can be transmitted person to person. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more