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Old 10-01-2008, 12:56 AM   #1
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I have known this girl that I just started recently dating for about a year. I had thought that I had a pretty good idea of her sex history as we had mutual friends. I started to date her about 2 months ago, and we have been having sex for about a month and a half.

I have had warts before on my hand, but they always came by themselves and went away easily with OTC drugs. I assumed that I got these warts from my job at Jamba Juice, sometimes I would handle dirty objects like on the floor or something. For the past month I've noticed that there are now about 5-6 warts on my left hand that are not going away with my previous treatment. In addition about 2 weeks ago I noticed that the inside of my mouth has a chronic canker sore (once one heals, another comes about a day later). Also, my tongue is even starting to hurt too in specific areas which also look like canker sores. Some other risk factors are that I had recently stopped smoking (which I had been doing for about 4 years), I had taken ecstasy a few times over the summer for the first time (I quit), and I recently got accepted into nursing school where I take care of patients about twice a week.

However the risk factor that concerns me the most is with my girlfriend. Recently in a conversation she had revealed to me that her ex-boyfriend was involved in man-on-man pornography while having sex with her. This greatly upset me but she assured me that she was tested negative for everything. However after sharing with a few close friends about my problem, they all had heard rumors of her getting herpes. I also checked in on this and her friends told me no.

I am very concerned and embarrassed about this. My question is are my symptoms any obvious clinical manifestations of a certain STD (i'm worried most about having contracted HPV)? Should I be worried about having contracted anything? I am still working on my health insurance so it'll be a while until I can get tested, and any insight you might have into my problem would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-01-2008, 08:50 AM   #2
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Re: Hpv?

There are over a hundred of different strains of HPV around, and if you've been getting warts on your hands for years, then you've already had at least one strain of HPV for years, and since this latest round seems to be different, it's probably a different strain. As far as getting a genital strain of HPV from your gf, since you've already been sleeping with her, you've probably already picked up anything you're likely to get from her. HPV is very easy to transmit, the odds of her having a strain and you haven't picked it up by now are very slim. However, if you have picked anything up from her, it would have nothing to do with the warts on your hands. Genital warts grow in the genitals, plantars warts grow on the souls of the feet, etc. Basically, different strains like specific environments.

As far as what's in your mouth, I don't know anything about canker sores or cold sores (herpes), but I'm pretty sure they have nothing to do with HPV. Does she have any problems with her mouth?

Old 10-04-2008, 12:45 AM   #3
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FYI...there is no approved test for men in the case of hpv. You can find more information at the center for disease control-online. They have a specific area for men and hpv. Good luck, I hope you find the source of your predicament.

Old 10-04-2008, 10:57 AM   #4
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Re: Hpv?

Herpes (HSV) and HPV are different viruses. The Center for Disease Control has information on both, I suggest you have a look at the information to find out more.

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