I am a gay man and just got diagnosed with anal warts. They were treated with liquid nitrogen and went away. Is it possible that they will recur? Is there anything I can do to prevent a recurrence? Is it possible for me to spread HPV to my partner even if all the warts are gone?
Anal warts, which are caused by HPV, can be removed by a doctor or with treatments applied at home. Depending on which treatment is used, there is a 10-30% chance of the warts coming back. Some people have only one outbreak of warts, others have recurrences over time.
I've been with my boyfriend for about 3 months. I've always had normal pap smears, but I just had a check-up and found that that my pap smear was abnormal, and the HPV test came back positive. Did I get it from my new boyfriend? Is there a way he can get tested to find out if he has it?
A guy who I hooked up with about a month ago just texted me and told me that he just found out he has Hepatitis C. I'm on PrEP and I topped and bottomed with him without a condom. We snorted some meth together before we hooked up but there were no needles involved. He said I should get tested for Hep C. Should I be worried? I thought Hep C was something that people who inject drugs get?
My BF and I recently got back together after a breakup. We had unprotected sex and oral sex. A few days after we had sex, I began to have STD symptoms, including lots of discharge from my penis. I went to an STD clinic and was told on the spot I was infected with gonorrhea and was treated with a shot and a pill. I confronted my BF and he confessed to kissing someone else. I don't want to sound naïve, but I believe him or at least I want to for the sake of our relationship. My question for you is: Could he have gotten gonorrhea in his throat from kissing someone, and then a few days later, passed it on to me when he gave me a blow job?
I just bottomed with a guy who came inside me. He says he is HIV negative and has no STDs. I can't be sure of how honest he is being, and now I am panicking. What should I do?
How long after being exposed to syphilis can you be accurately tested? Also, how long after being exposed will symptoms start? What symptoms should I look for?
I have a blister/sore/pimple/bump on my penis/scrotum/genital area. What is it and what should I do?
What are routine questions regarding gay men's health that I should be asking my physician during a regular examination?
We recommend that sexually active gay men and other men who have sex with men be tested for HIV and STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis) every three months. Testing for syphilis usually involves a quick physical exam and a blood test. Testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia involves a urine sample if you perform insertive oral sex or anal sex (i.e. if you “top”), a swab of your throat if you perform oral sex on other guys, and a rectal swab if you practice receptive anal sex (i.e. if you “bottom”). If you are not getting tested every three months ask your provider if you can be.