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Are Genital Warts Symptoms For HIV?

01/30/2004

Question:

Can genital warts be an indication of the AIDS virus?

Answer:

Genital or venereal warts are caused by HPV virus. Some types of this virus are associated with cervical cancer. This virus is separate from the HIV virus that causes AIDS however both are sexually transmitted diseases(STD)and when there is one STD one must be vigilant about other coexisting STDs. 

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Response by:

Pamposh   Kaul, MD Pamposh Kaul, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati