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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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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Genital Warts (Definition)

Genital warts are warts with a raised, irregular, flesh colored appearance and can be found anywhere throughout the genital area. The medical term for them is condylomata accuminata and they are caused by certain subtypes of the human papilloma virus (HPV). They are mildly contagious by direct genital contact but are NOT a risk for cervical cancer (which is caused by other subtypes of HPV). There are multiple treatments available and there is also ...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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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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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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Is it possible to tell if you have genital warts through a blood test?

Is it possible to tell if you have genital warts through a blood test?

No: Blood and serum testing for the virus causing hpv is not available. The diagnosis is made clinically by exam, or from a biopsy. ...Read more

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How do you tell a new girlfriend/boyfriend you have genital warts without them halting the relationship?

Openly and honestly: Genital warts can cause cervical cancer. That is serious. Therefore if you want to get into a serious realtionship, your have to know what you are dealing with. If the other person halts ther realtionship, that is serious but not as serious as not dealing with the disease at hand. Would you want to be in a realationship that was not serious enough or cared enought to deal with this problem? ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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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


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