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Aug 05 2014

Hpv vaccine trial for treatment of topical wart

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A recent study discusses using hpv vaccine to prevent genital wart recurrence. I have not personally used this in clinical practice but initial trial looks promising.

Efficacy of RG1-VLP vaccination against infections with genital and cutaneous human papillomaviruses.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/23752042/

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Apr 13 2011

Asymptomatic HSV-2 Carriers May Transmit Genital Herpes

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Asymptomatic HSV-2 Carriers May Transmit Genital Herpes

Researchers at the University of Washington have found just how easily people infected with herpes simplex type 2 virus, which causes genital herpes, can unknowingly pass it on to other people.  On average, the researchers found those “who had had past herpes outbreaks were infectious 20.1% of the time, while the asymptomatic group was found to be able to transmit the virus 10.2% of time.”  Virus presence was detected “at least once in 83.4% of the people with symptomatic infection and in 68.2% of people with asymptomatic herpes.” The authors say the study shows that even people with asymptomatic herpes type 2 “can transmit it to a sexual partner.”

This further means that pregnant women with no symptoms can pass on the virus to their babies with devastating consequences for the newborn, including death.  Moreover, HSV-2 infection can cause complications in people who have weakened immune systems due to chronic disease, and it can increase a person’s likelihood of contracting HIV.

Condom use, drug therapy and disclosure of the disease to partners can help curb the spread of herpes.  A blood tests to detect HSV-2 became widely available in 1999, making it easier for people to find out if they have genital herpes even if the infection isn’t active.

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Dec 06 2008

Myths and Misconceptions of Genital Warts

Myths and Misconceptions of Genital Warts

Genital Warts are among the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases, but people lack the right information to help prevent or treat this condition. Clear, correct, updated information regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) and genital warts is difficult to find. The result is that a lot of myths and misconceptions regarding genital warts abound. In some cases, these mistaken beliefs may even do harm. Inaccurate information may have several physical and emotional ramifications on the sufferer. For instance, he/she may suffer from severe anxiety over his/her condition, doubt the faithfulness of his/her partner, undergo an expensive and painful treatment that could otherwise have been avoided, or worst of all, neglect having his/her condition treated and risk his/her health.

 

This article tackles the most common misconceptions and busts these myths in order to make more people understand genital warts and HPV better.

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Nov 13 2008

Warts On The Penis

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Warts On The Penis

Warts on the penis can be embarrassing – but should be treated.  If untreated, you can spread them to your partner or develop into cancer.

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