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Old 08-05-2003, 01:20 PM   #1
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That you can do a self-test for HPV by putting vinegar on your penis and seeing if it reacts to it.
(i think by turning white)

 
Old 08-05-2003, 02:07 PM   #2
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??Huh??

I don't know where you heard that one! http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/confused.gif Did you read this somewhere, or did you get the info from someone else?

 
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Old 08-05-2003, 02:09 PM   #3
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ive heard it a few times on these boards, but it hasnt been clarified. And ive also heard it frmo a few friends.
Just seeing if there is any truth to this method of self-testing.

 
Old 08-05-2003, 02:13 PM   #4
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I've never heard of it.
I'm just thinking if there was a way as easy as that, you would think word of mouth would have gotten around.
I would say no, but I do not know for sure, as I've never heard of this.

Hopefully someone else out here can shed some light.

 
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Originally posted by anonymousman:
That you can do a self-test for HPV by putting vinegar on your penis and seeing if it reacts to it.
(i think by turning white)
That couldn't work. Vinegar is a very mild acid and while useful for cleaning, it certainly wouldn't provide a test for something as small as a virus. Just another myth.

 
Old 08-05-2003, 03:34 PM   #6
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Not really a myth. Soaking an area in which you suspect to be a HPV wart will cause the wart to turn whitish. If it is not a wart, it will not turn white. However, soaking your penis in vinegar will not prove whether you have HPV or not. There are many types of HPV which are asymptomatic and the type that causes warts may be dormant or at least not forming warts yet.

 
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