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  1. Herpes Tests

    Herpes testing is done to detect the presence of the herpes simplex virus (HSV). An HSV infection can cause small, painful blisterlike sores of the skin or the tissue lining (mucous membranes) of the throat, nose, mouth, urethra, rectum, and vagina.

  2. Cryotherapy (Cryosurgery) for Genital Warts

    Cryotherapy (cryosurgery) destroys genital warts by freezing them with liquid nitrogen.A health professional applies liquid nitrogen to and around the warts.It is applied for 10 to 30 seconds to freeze the tissue, then allowed to thaw, and then frozen again.The size and thickness of the warts determine the number and length of freeze/thaw cycles. Up to three treatments may be needed. Genital ...

  3. Electrocautery for Genital Warts

    Electrocautery removes genital warts on the penis, vulva, or around the anus by burning them with a low - voltage electrified probe.

  4. Physical Exam for Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus) for Men

    A visual exam of the penis and anus is most important to diagnose genital warts in men. A magnifying glass may be used to help locate abnormal tissue. ...

  5. Trichomoniasis - When To Call a Doctor

    Find out when to call a doctor about trichomoniasis or its possible symptoms.

  6. Syphilis Tests

    Syphilis tests detect antibodies to the bacterium that causes syphilis (Treponema pallidum) in blood, body fluid, or tissue.

  7. Laser Surgery for Genital Warts

    A laser can be used to destroy genital warts.Laser surgery is usually done in a health professional's office or clinic.

  8. Biopsy of Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus)

    Your health professional may take a sample, or biopsy, of abnormal tissue if genital warts cannot be easily identified with a physical examination or during a gynecology exam with a lighted magnifying instrument (colposcopy). A microscopic exam on the biopsied tissue can help your health professional determine whether cell changes have occurred that indicate infection with the human ...

  9. Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

    WebMD give you answers to frequently asked questions about HIV and AIDS.

  10. Questions to Ask Your Doctor About HIV/AIDS

    If you've recently been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, print out these questions, prepared by the experts at WebMD, to ask your health care provider at your next visit.

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