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04 Apr 2004

genital warts
I am having genital warts that I've had for a copule of years removed by a urologist this week. I must have contracted them from a previous sexual partner. I have begun dating a woman with whom I am falling in love. We have not had any type of sexual activity other than kissing. I feel I owe it to her to tell her before our emotional ties get stronger, but I am concerned that she may possible end our relationship as she has had limited sexual experience and may be afraid of contracting the warts. My urologist says that getting them removed and using a condom during sex will dramatically descrease the chances of giving them to a sexual partner. I am very nervous about telling her but feel I must. Do you have any advice about how I should tell her and what I can say that may alleviate any fears she may have?
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01 Jan 0001

Unfortunately, there is a risk of transmission. This can be cut down by taking the measures that the urologist suggested. I think that your best bet is to be as honest as you can and see that she has as much information as she needs. There is no easy way around it.

Best wishes
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