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Author Topic: How to check for HPV at home  (Read 5680 times)

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Offline tednlou2

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How to check for HPV at home
« on: December 09, 2009, 12:00:09 AM »
I was watching the "Dr. Oz Show" about HPV and genital warts.  He said men can check for this at home.  He said to soak a cloth in vinegar.  Place it on your penis for 2 minutes.  Look at your penis through a magnifying glass.  If you see bumps, you have the HPV virus.

Just thought I'd put that out there.  It sounds crazy I know.  I know I've wondered whether I have HPV.  I think the stats are over 50% of us have it.  While Dr. Oz is highly regarded, I suppose it is still best to do a real test if you are concerned. 

Offline jcelvis

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Re: How to check for HPV at home
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2009, 01:03:24 AM »
no need to check as if you are a gay and HIV+, you probably have it:

Nearly 100 percent of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) are infected anally with the human papillomavirus (HPV), and once infected, few are able to clear the virus, according to a study published in the April 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases and reported by aidsmap.

http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/hiv_hpv_cancer_1667_16317.shtml
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Offline edfu

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Re: How to check for HPV at home
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2009, 02:05:51 AM »
Check this out and read it carefully:

http://www.sfaf.org/treatment/beta/b46/b46anal.html
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Offline GNYC09

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Re: How to check for HPV at home
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2009, 09:31:05 PM »
I was watching the "Dr. Oz Show" about HPV and genital warts.  He said men can check for this at home.  He said to soak a cloth in vinegar.  Place it on your penis for 2 minutes.  Look at your penis through a magnifying glass.  If you see bumps, you have the HPV virus.

Just thought I'd put that out there.  It sounds crazy I know.  I know I've wondered whether I have HPV.  I think the stats are over 50% of us have it.  While Dr. Oz is highly regarded, I suppose it is still best to do a real test if you are concerned. 

Genital ones - I imagine you can see them (I'm not sure, never had them).
Anal ones - you can feel and/or see the external ones but not always.  The internal ones are less likely to be seen unless you insert some optical device up your butt. 

Therefore, it's very important to see a colorectal specialist for anal/rectal HPV and not solely rely on self-diagnosis.
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Offline fearless

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Re: How to check for HPV at home
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2009, 10:00:51 PM »
I stuck my fingers up my butt and felt them.

And my, isn't jcelvis cute  :P
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Offline edfu

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Re: How to check for HPV at home
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2009, 10:19:49 PM »
Anal ones - you can feel and/or see the external ones but not always.  The internal ones are less likely to be seen unless you insert some optical device up your butt.  

Correct.  The internal ones are the most dangerous for potential anal cancer and are the most common type in gay men.  An examination with an anoscope is required, and this cannot be done at home (regardless of what you might be sticking up there) and cannot be done by yourself.   Vinegar plays no part in this exam.*  

I'd like to see Dr. Oz show how this is done on TV.    

*Edited:  See correction below.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2009, 12:10:39 AM by edfu »
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: How to check for HPV at home
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2009, 10:42:35 PM »
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline northernguy

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Re: How to check for HPV at home
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2009, 10:49:41 PM »
Correct.  The internal ones are the most dangerous for potential anal cancer and are the most common type in gay men.  An examination with an anoscope is required, and this cannot be done at home (regardless of what you might be sticking up there) and cannot be done by yourself.   Vinegar plays no part in this exam. 

I'd like to see Dr. Oz show how this is done on TV.     

Well, I believe vinegar does play a part, its what my doc squirts up there before using the anoscope.  Rather an odd feeling. :o
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Offline AboutToStart

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Re: How to check for HPV at home
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2009, 12:05:07 AM »
no need to check as if you are a gay and HIV+, you probably have it:

That ain't necessarily true. I tested neg for HPV recently (the swab test) and hence I'm considering getting the Gardisal vaccine "off-label" as there are no guidelines for it for dudes my age (43). Doc did not rule it out and said he's gonna research it a bit before prescribing..

Offline edfu

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Re: How to check for HPV at home
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2009, 12:18:38 AM »
Sorry, I stand corrected.  A 3% vinegar-swab solution is almost always used with the anoscope exam.  I guess I was trying to explain that sticking vinegar up your ass at home would accomplish nothing.

Also, some colorectal specialists (if you are fortunate enough to find one familiar with this issue) do not believe in using vinegar, because it may sometimes wrongly identify normal skin as a flat wart.  The one I saw in NYC believed only in visual anoscopic examination without vinegar, but he also didn't believe in the usefulness of anal pap smears.  And he had a large HIV practice.  This is still a somewhat contentious issue. 
"No one will ever be free so long as there are pestilences."--Albert Camus, "The Plague"

"Mankind can never be free until the last brick in the last church falls on the head of the last priest."--Voltaire

Offline jcelvis

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Re: How to check for HPV at home
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2009, 01:00:25 AM »
That ain't necessarily true. I tested neg for HPV recently (the swab test) and hence I'm considering getting the Gardisal vaccine "off-label" as there are no guidelines for it for dudes my age (43). Doc did not rule it out and said he's gonna research it a bit before prescribing..

Hence the word probably, study after study show that men who have sex with men and are HIV+ are 80-90% and some studies site near 100% (like the one a cited during my first reply) are also infected with HPV.  You're one out of a million, feel lucky. And if I were in your situation would look at getting gardisal vaccine as well. Because it more than likely that a sexual partner has it.

Thank you fearless for the compliment.
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