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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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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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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 nees to be checked for HIV. Good luck! ...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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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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I believe I have genital warts?

Genital warts: Are a commonly acquired sexually transmitted infection that appears as small, cauliflower like growths on the skin. The easiest way to diagnose them is from direct visualization by a medical professional. Treatment may involve topical cream, freezing or even minor surgery. As always, be sure to practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What to do if I have genital warts, any advise?

See a dermatologist: Most dermatologists treat these often. It depends on the severity, but there are a number of good treatment modalities out there in this day and age. ...Read more

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What to do if not sure if I have genital warts?

What to do if not sure if I have genital warts?

See a doctor: Visit a doctor or other health professional. That's what they're for! If you are uninsured and/or cost is a problem, check out low cost or free options in your area. Most health departments in large cities have STD clinics where you can get expert care for any suspected STD, including genital warts, at no cost or for a nominal fee. Planned Parenthood or a community clinic are other possibilities. ...Read more

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How to know if I have genital warts or something else?

How to know if I have genital warts or something else?

Warts are common: Conditions like squamous cancer, syphilis associated warts and hyperplasias are much less common warts are rough, white, elevated. ...Read more

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What to do if I have genital warts with a normal pap result?

Talk with doc.: It is possible to have external genital warts (like on the vulva / vagina) and to not have cervical warty changes. Please discuss your specific concerns with the health care provider / doc who ordered the Pap that led to a 'normal' result and express any/all concerns that you have about a possible discrepancy. Be active in your own health care. Be well. ...Read more

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Can I give birth normal when being told I have genital warts?

Depends: On severity / quantity / location. Talk w/your gynecologist--have a few months to work on it, might be able to get them burned/frozen off before delivery. ...Read more

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Can I have vaginal tightening surgery even if I have genital warts?

Can I have vaginal tightening surgery even if I have genital warts?

Not advised: Unless the warts are gone, most surgeons will not risk spreading the virus to your cervix during the proposed surgery which may cause a hpv infection and possible future cancer. ...Read more

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What to do if I have genital warts will they goa way without treatment?

No.: It is an abnormal skin growth. It will not go away with time, it has to be removed with medications, or skin procedures that can de done in the doctor's office. ...Read more

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Why do I have genital warts? Is it harmful? How to treat genital warts?

Why do I have genital warts? Is it harmful? How to treat genital warts?

Warts: Yes needs treatment thru your OGYNB doc precursor to Cervical CA, ofcourse its a small but enough to treat about percentage ...Read more

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How to know if I have genital warts and if so are there any remedies to get rid of them?

Professional exam: If your genital area appears normal, without obvious growths, it is unlikley you have warts. Internal warts (inside the vagina, urethra, or rectum) can occur, but usually there are external warts as well. You can easily find photos of typical genital warts on line. If you see anything suspicious, get professionally examined to confirm the diagnosis. Several effective treatments are available. ...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


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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