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HPV and genital warts - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i have a question about hpv and genital warts
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   please go ahead with it
User :   i was diagnosed with hpv and shortly after started showing signs of genital warts
User :   i went to the doctor and they froze them but a few weeks later they came back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was it diagnosed
User :   maybe a month ago
User :   maybe 2
Doctor :   ok
User :   but the warts started coming back maybe a couple of weeks ago
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   there's no cure for HPV infection
Doctor :   In most cases, your immune system rids your body of the virus, and warts often go away without treatment.
Doctor :   treatments appear to reduce the concentration of HPV, but they don't eliminate the virus
Doctor :   even though you may have genital warts removed, you can still transmit HPV to a sexual partner
User :   i have a girlfriend and am not sure what to do about the sexual aspect of our relationship
Doctor :   u can still transmit the disease
Doctor :   you can still transmit HPV to a sexual partner
User :   i understand but is there any way around it? any way to be safe about it'
User :   and whats the next step in ridding myself of these warts
Doctor :   Once you have been treated for HPV, the most important thing you can do for your health is to continue to have regular check-ups
Doctor :   You can reduce your risk of transmitting HPV to a sexual partner by abstaining from sex, by finding other ways to express intimacy, by avoiding contact with any wart, and/or by using condoms correctly and consistently every time you have sex. Like all safer sex methods (with the exception of abstinence) using condoms is not 100% safe -- genital warts not covered by a condom can still transmit the virus, but condoms are still a crucial step to minimize risk for people who continue to be sexually active

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