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Sean Strub

Thank you, Aundaray, for an important column about an issue that remains inadequately addressed. The comments made me curious about how common it is for adults who have already had HPV to get vaccinated. The CDC website says it is recommended up to age 26 for gay/bi or immune-compromised men, but I know some doctors are recommending it for older men as well. Is there a point (in terms of age, or medical history) at which it is known to be no longer effective? I don't know the answer to that, but perhaps someone can enlighten us.

January 13, 2013

mike

Hpv-Genital warts are ugly looking I can't stand the way they look. But those bastards do eventually disappear on there own. Mine went away on it's own but I also used stuff like oregano oil and teatree to help the process go faster.

January 13, 2013

marsha soweto

this is for Randall I am going through the same thing I too have have to go through IRC for my anus. And let me tell you it is no fun. This is my second IRC. I just hate to go through this it is pain when you go to the bathroom. So I like to know from you how long did you let it go before you had Chemo & Radiation ? I ask about that and was told that I was not that bad off. Even though I do not have rectal cancer I am trying to stop it before it get to that stage. So when you had your chemo did you find out that you had rectal cancer? Because I was told that they can do as many surgerys that they can I just don't want to go through all that pain. And I thought that once you got a certain age that you can not tkae the Gardasil? thanks for any help

January 12, 2013

MJ Me

A big thanks you to Aundaray for sharing your story!!! I was so ashamed of my genital warts and even more ashamed to tell the people who I’d been sexually active that I had the HPV virus. BTW, I INSISTED ON A CONDOM EVERYTIME!!!! This virus can still be contracted by skin to skin contact. I was diagnosed with High Risk of HPV, the strands that cause cancer. I had laser surgery 7 years ago and i do colposcopy every 6 months. In 2012 my genital warts came back, I'll be going for another surgery in a week. I'm glad to know that i can still get HPV vaccine. I will talk to my doctor about it. I'm nervous as hell, i can still remember how painful it was. I think more people need to know about this. Much Love!

January 11, 2013

Randall Lloyd

Even if you have HPV, it is a good idea to get the Vaccine as it will stop the outbreaks of warts. I had the HPV surgery 3 times and it still returned & was considered the main reason behind (no pun intended) my rectal cancer. After double Chemo & Radiation I am cancer free. The vaccine is available to girls free in most states & Canada, but it should be available free to the boys too as it increases the risk for numerous cancers in men & women. If there was a vaccine available back then I would have got it, but still got it as it was recommended. My advice is don't think twice and get it if you can.

January 6, 2013

J

I just went through hell trying to get rid of them on my penis. After months of liquid nitrogen and then TCA treatment I got the Gardasil shot and started the Aldara treatment. In three weeks (I have no idea if it was the gardasil shot, the aldara or my immune system recovering) they cleared quite nicely. Now the HPV shot isn't suppose to work in people already exposed to the virus but it can protect future infections so I took it anyways. The Aldara cream is suppose to be less effective in people with HIV infection but I tried it anyways. I don't know if it was the combination of both but whatever it was it worked beautifully. Also, they say Aldara on averages takes 8 weeks to clear up warts, in my case like I said it was three. If anyone decides to use the Aldara be careful how you apply it. That stuff is strong and can damage healthy skin. Follow your doctors instructions.

December 19, 2012

Chris Ritter

Thank you for sharing this. HIV + people need to pay attention back there & if something doesn't seem right have their doctor check it out. I had a similar problem in the spring of 2008 and caught early stage Anal Cancer. It was a lucky break in that it wasn't very bad, but still qualified for minor surgery, chemo & radiation. While none of want to go through this, looking back after being cancer free for almost five years I'm glad I found it earlier because the treatment & residual side effects are minimal. If something doesn't seem right...Don't mess around tooo long & have your doctor check it out on your next visit.

December 14, 2012

Aundaray Guess

Thanks Jamie and Itsimple I love the additional advice people are providing because it's not talked about and they bring up some valuable points and information that was not covered in the blog.

December 14, 2012

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