Sexually Transmitted Diseases/warts on base of penile shaft

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QUESTION: Hello,
Pics are attached.
Can you tell by the picture what does it look like?
Thanks!!

ANSWER: Hi Remo,

They do appear to be skin tags and that's not anything to be afraid of. If you're curious if whether or not they could be HPV (assuming you've been having unprotected intercourse) then you can dab vinegar on the warts and if they remain their current pinkish color then they are completely harmless. However, if they turn WHITE, then they are either viral tissue or possible pre-cancerous, but that's pretty rare. Try the vinegar test and get back to me with your results. Remember, that you can have a qualified dermatologist burn them off if you dislike them regardless :D

Cheers,

John

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QUESTION: Thank you for your reply.
I tried the vinegar test and I didn't see any changes. In the last 10-12 years I've been only with two women, my current and my ex. I never had any unprotected intercourse before.
Is it reduces the chance for HPV?

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Remo,

The less risky intercourse and the less partners you have (of course) it will lower your chances of HPV. Because its a skin-to-skin contact transmittable STI, its the most common STI reported today among younger people, so its important to stay safe and remember that trick I taught you!

Cheers,

John

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Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.

Experience

3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

Organizations
*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

Publications
American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

Education/Credentials
*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

Awards and Honors
Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

Past/Present Clients
*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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