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Is it possible to have genital warts and genital herpes at the same time?

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I do have a question. Is it possible for a person to have both genital warts and genital herpes at The same time or no?
Posted Fri, 18 Oct 2013 in Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
It is possible

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Genital warts are caused by HPV , there are different types of this particular virus.It is transmitted from mother to child or as a result of intercourse.

Genital herpes is caused by herpes virus. Herpes 2 is the herpes virus that is most commonly associated with genital herpes though with herpes 1 can also be found in the genitalia as a result of oral intercourse.

A person can have multiple sexually transmitted infections at one time.In fact having one infection may increase the chance that another is present. This occurs because of the changes to the genitalia that may make it more susceptible to become infected and also if there is a history of risky practices.

Therefore both of these infections or conditions can occur simultaneously.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any additional questions
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