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Has genital warts, would like to know the risk of getting infected?

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Hello Doctor,
My mum is 68 years old and has recently met a new partner who is 73 years old. He has genital warts, my mum would like to know if she is at risk of infection, He says he has had them for years and nothing to worry about, he has them on his back aswell.
looking forward to hearing from you and the advice you can give me.

Thank you XXXXXX
Posted Mon, 17 Jun 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Nehal Shah 1 hour later
Thanks for using healthcare magic.

I have gone through your history.

Genital warts are usually infective in nature so your mom might be at risk of acquiring infection.

Both of them should consult dermatologist or venereal disease specialist to have detailed evaluation and management.

Until diagnosis is confirmed, they should avoid sexual relationship.

I hope I have addressed your concern.

Feel free to revert to me in case if you have further query.

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