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I was just diagnosed with HIV type 6. I live in South Korea…

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I was just diagnosed...

I was just diagnosed with HIV type 6

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I live in South Korea My doctor is an asshole. I need to speak with someone immediately. I'm so upset. I'm an American expat abroad.

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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

I'm sorry your doctor is not being helpful.

How can I help?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Will I get genital warts?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

From HIV? No you will not

you can also have HPV though

are you male or female?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I don’t have HIV. I have HPV. I’m female
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
This was the email I got.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Please explain these to me.
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

Ok

In your initial post you said HIV

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It must have been a typo on my MacBook.
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

Ok no worries

How old are you?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I’m 27 years old
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I had unprotected sex with a guy I met online and we were seeing each other awhile and then he blocked me off everything without explanation. I was scared and suspicious so I went to take an STI test and the results came back positive for HPV
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

Ok.

In the US, we don't even do HPV between the ages of 20 and 30. It is not recommended by ACOG (American college of OBGYN)

The reason why is many women clear the virus on their own

So you may clear it on your own.

there is a risk of genital warts if you don't. yes

I'm very sorry about this diagnosis.

Is my information helpfuL?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I ended things with my ex boyfriend earlier this year but he hadn’t had a recent STI test before me. I don’t know if he gave it to me or this other guy did.
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

hard to say for sure

unless either one had genital warts we would have no way of knowing

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
How do I know how long I’ve had the virus?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Is there a way to test it?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

There is no way to tell how long

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
if I don’t clear this in 2 years I’ll get genital warts?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

No. I didn't say that.

There is a risk of warts.

Not everyone with HPV gets them

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
How high is my chance?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

30%

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Is there anything I can do?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

No there is nothing. I'm sorry

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have to live with this and pray that I don’t get warts?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
does this mean I can’t have sex? What should I do?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Should my partner wear a condom? Is it easily transmitted?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

Okay I'm back

sorry I was offline

1)yes, you have to just hope.

2)No you can have sex but protection should be used until you have another pap that confirms it is cleared

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Can you explain the other complications of my health test?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

what do you mean?

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