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    Genital Warts
    An_253540 posted:
    I was diagnossed with genital warts back in 1978 and had them burned out. That was 35 yrs ago and I guess they didn't know alot about it then because I was never told anything about protecting my partners from contracting it. I have had several relationships since then and I have never had another break out and neither have any of my partners which I had long relationships with. I have a live in boyfriend now and he spoted a wart or mole on his testicle. I was never told about transmitting it to anyone else. Is this possible? Can I pass this on after this long? Do I need to have protected sex? This is so embarassing. Please give me some answers so that I can tell my boyfriend that it is or isn't from me.
    elle0317 responded:
    Genital warts is the most common STD, it's most likely he had this prior to meeting you. After 35 years the virus would have worked itself out of your body.
    dfromspencer responded:
    I'm no doctor, but once warts have been burned out, that's it. I had plantars warts under one of my toes, the doctor put on some acid, the next day I pulled the bandage off, and the warts were gone, they have never come back, and that was 38 years ago. No, he got that somewhere else, or has always had it, and never saw it?!

    You can honestly tell him its not you, unless you have contracted the disease once again?

    Best of luck to you!!!


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