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Old 09-07-2005, 11:08 PM   #1
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HPV or something else?

i recently noticed some red bumps on groin area. went to the doctor and he did not know what it was, HIV and STD tests came back negative. bumps appear to be forming mainly around waistband of my boxers, however larger "warts" have appeared closer to the base of my penis.

could this be HPV? and is HPV permanent? i heard trials are underway for a vaccine that could help cure people already infected, how can i volunteer?

most recent sex partner was in may and we always used a condom. there was another time more recently, there was no sex but some fluids could have been transferred. can HPV be transferred on pure skin contact?

the one i has sex with told me that she was clean. any legal precidence?

if anyone has any ideas about this please tell me so i can discuss it with my doctor

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Old 09-08-2005, 02:45 AM   #2
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Re: HPV or something else?

Hi igotliedto, I'm not sure what these bumps look like so can't tell you whether I think they are genital warts or not. I think though that most doctors would be able to diagnose genital warts straight away just be looking at them so the fact that your doctor doesn't know what they are would make me think that you do not have warts.

If it is HPV you have it can be with you for life, there is no cure, but most peoples natural immune system takes care of it within about a year. I have never heard of a vaccine for people who already have HPV, only a preventative vaccine, so I can't help you with that.

HPV is usually only transmitted through genital contact and can be transmitted even when a condom is used. That is why so many sexually active people have HPV. Studies say that 80% of sexually active people will be infected with HPV at some point in their lives.

There is every chance that the girl you had sex with has no idea she has HPV. It is not a thing that most people would think about if they don't have visible warts. I do not think for one minute that you would have any legal comeback. She probably doesn't even know she has HPV (only a small amount of people actually develop warts) and I'm sorry but it takes two to tango, you really have to take responsibility for your own sexual health.

The only way to know for sure that you will never get HPV is to abstain from sex. It is unfortunately a risk that every sexually active person takes.

Old 09-08-2005, 04:24 AM   #3
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tigertiger HB User
Re: HPV or something else?

this sound to me like molluscum-obviously i cant see them but it may be this, these are generally quite well circumscribed neat little pink bumps, if you look closely at the centre they are a pearly colour. If it is these they are easy to treat, in and around the groin area they are usually sexually transmitted but they can affect faces and hands and so on esp in children. If your doctor is unsure then try a sexual health clinic, they will know.
Good luck, sue

Old 09-08-2005, 11:52 AM   #4
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Re: HPV or something else?

they do have a pearly white center. maybe ill mention that to him, and i havent been able to go to a health clinic yet but i will keep that in mind. they are very small, and look like i got poked wth a needle. the doctor originally thought it was just razor burn/ingrown hairs, but since i have had them for about a month he was skeptical. thanks for everyone's help.

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