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Can I treat genital warts by myself?


I’ve had genital warts for about a year, and have made several trips to a clinic for treatment with cryotherapy. The treatment was little more than the nurse zapping the warts with the spray. Could I buy one of these units and just do it myself?

Can herpes live on surfaces?

Towel hanging on a rack

I read that the herpes virus does not last very long outside the body. I’m sending you two studies I found online that suggest HSV can live for two hours at room temperature. Which information is correct?

Could I have gotten herpes from oral sex?


I was in a serious relationship for two years with this guy but out of anger I let another guy perform oral sex on me. I’m starting to think I have herpes because my vagina has been very irritated and red and maybe a little swollen.

Will a urine test pick up chlamydia in the anus or rectum?

A urine sample

I am a 23-year old woman, one steady partner now but a couple of other sexual partners in the last year or so. I had a urine test for chlamydia that was negative, but I’ve had anal sex, too. Would the test I had also pick up on chlamydia in the anus or rectum?

I had an abnormal Pap, did I give my boyfriend HPV?

Pap test

I had my Pap test a month ago and just received a letter saying my Pap test is unclear. I’m scared because the night before I got the letter, my boyfriend and I had sex. Now I’m freaking out that I’ve given him HPV.

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