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If I Have Genital Warts Do I Have Hiv
You could: But one does not confirm the other. Other than both being potentially transmitted by sexual intercourse you could have one or the other or both or any other of a number of sexually transmitted infections. Best to be honest with your doctor about your activity and get the proper testing done. ...Read more
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
Here are some ...: Yes, you may have sex as long as the partner knows you have been treated for genital warts. After ridding visible warts, you may still become a HPV carrier for life despite not seeing wart lesion. Likewise, many men may be HPV carriers but no visible warts. If the partner has no prior HPV, use condom to minimize exposure. If exposed, but may not contract it; if contracted it, may not grow warts.. ...Read more
Yes: You can even be contagious without blisters being apparent through a phenomenon called viral shedding. ...Read more
Do I have to tell my boyfriend I have hpv? If i don't have any warts or lesions, do I have to tell someone i'm dating that I have hpv?
It : It would be highly unethical not to tell him. You can infect someone even if you are not symptomatic. Think of the golden rule: would you want someone to infect you and not even tell you that they were infected.? ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Very common...: You can get hpv from regular intercourse. Hpv is so common that at least 50% of sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives. Most people with hpv do not develop symptoms or health problems from it. In 90% of cases, the body’s immune system clears hpv naturally within two years. Sometimes, hpv infections are not cleared and can cause genital warts or cervical cancer. ...Read more
Genital herpes?: Genital herpes usually appear as one or more blisters or sores on or around the genitals, mouth, or anus. These blisters usually break & leave painful sores, which will resolve on there own, but can also be treated with medication. One can carry the virus but not know it, as well. See your doc & discuss your sxs & sexual history candidly. S/he can dx herpes based on hx, exam, or test. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your physician: Should be able to easily distinguish between them with physical examination. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes.: Yes, with care. The herpes virus is not transmitted through breast milk, but your baby could get infected by touching a blister on your body. To avoid this, always keep clean clothing between your baby and any affected area of skin. Thoroughly wash your hands after using the toilet or touching a sore, and wash your hands and lay a clean towel on your lap before holding your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different symptoms: Warts and herpes don't look, feel, or behave like one another. Painless bumps that last more than 2-3 weeks may be warts, but never herpes. Blisters or open sores that clear up in 1-2 weeks may be herpes and never are warts. If anything at all is wrong in your genital area, stop guessing and see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: Yes, and keep in mind that herpes is certainly contagious. See your doctor and discuss medications that might help. Also, have a discussion with your sex partners. It they are already positive for herpes, as well, then there is much less to worry about. Best of luck to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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