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I’ve been diagnosed with hpv and am being treated for one genital wart above my labia. My boyfriend and I (I am a female) have been having unprotected sex for 6 months and the wart (previously thought to be a skin tag) has always been present. Can my boyfriend and I still have sexual while I’m being treated, can I give him oral sex as well and do we need to use co dons. He most likely has it and can we pass it back and forth?
HPV is a skin-to-skin contact STI which means that it is possible to transmit the virus to your partner during sex. It is important to note that there are more than 150 different types of strains of HPV, and only a few will cause genital warts. This means that you don't necesarily need to have a wart to have HPV. Rest assured that HPV is quite common and our immune systems typically clear... Read Full Answer
How much does HIV treatment cost in Canada without insurance? How much in BC?
Each province and territory in Canada has a different program for subsidizing drug costs for their residents. These programs have different criteria for who is eligible for coverage, how much the province or territory will pay and what drugs are covered. The programs may be complicated to understand without the help of your local AIDS service organization. Generally, the publicly funded... Read Full Answer
I went to a bathhouse and let another man give me a handjob. Once I came, he rubbed his finger on my urethra. Can I get an STI from this?
Hi, and thanks for your question. Though not impossible, a person would be unlikely to get an STI from the type of contact you describe. If a person had an infection like syphilis or herpes that can be passed by skin to skin contact and they touched that area of themselves immediately prior to touching you, it might be possible to pass the virus or bacteria to you. Or if they had ejaculate on... Read Full Answer
What is the difference between chlamydia and a UTI?
Hi Chlamydia is a bacterial infection caused by the transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis during sexual contact in which body fluids are exchanged. Chlamydia can be in the throat, urethra (pee tube), vagina and rectum. It is common for chlamydia to cause no symptoms. See our information page on chlamydia for some additional information. A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection... Read Full Answer
I have heard that one fifth of new hiv transmission in Africa are taken from hospital. Are hospitals in Canada or US risk free?
Hi, and thanks for your question In Canada, hospitals follow strict infection control measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We really do not see HIV acquired from hospital visits in Canada. HIV is most commonly passed through sexual contact or through sharing needles to inject drugs with an infected person. Have a look at our HIV and AIDS page for more information on how... Read Full Answer