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HPV type 61

I live Abroad and the language barrier sometimes is a bit difficult. I recently got a STD check and found that I have HPV type 61. My penis has no signs of warts though the Doctor prescribed a cream that i was told to apply 3 times a day for 8 to 10 weeks. "IFN" cream is the only part in English. Can some please help to tell me about what this cream will do and the possible side effects. And if its even necessary. As well is this type of HPV contagious through kissing? Would I pass to someone else if i kiss someone?
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How was this diagnosed? There is no reliable test for men and HPV if you don't have actual warts present.

Type 61 is a low risk strain, meaning it's not associated with higher chances for cancers.

The IFN cream probably means that it's an interferon cream - though obviously I can't be sure about that without seeing it. Are you just supposed to rub it all over your penis 3 times a day for 8 weeks?

IFN creams - a very common one is called Aldara in the US, might be known as other things elsewhere - are usually used for spot treatment on visible warts.

Also, these are the instructions for Aldara:

"Aldara Cream should be applied 3 times per week to external genital/perianal warts. Aldara Cream treatment should continue until there is total clearance of the genital/perianal warts or for a maximum of 16 weeks."  https://www.rxlist.com/aldara-drug.htm#dosage

If you decide to use it, please clarify that you understand the instructions, because 3 times a day is VERY different than 3 times a week.


The most common side effects of Aldara include:

    minor skin pain, irritation, itching, redness, dryness, flaking, scabbing, crusting, scaling, swelling where the medicine was applied,
    changes in the color of treated skin,
    tiredness, and


It is designed, essentially, to burn the warts off. If you have no warts, it will burn your skin.

I'm really very curious as to how you were diagnosed with this with no warts present.
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Not sure how to show the picture of the box. But i was just tested at the local clinic for all stds including HPV. They did a cotton swap test on the outside and inside of my penis as well as took a blood test.
The swab test inside your penis looks for gonorrhea, chlamydia and NGU.

You can upload the picture to a hosting site like imgur and link it here. Or if you find a link for it, just link it.

Without knowing what kind of swab they did, it's hard for me to say how accurate those results are. None that I've ever seen have been that accurate, but about 90% of us will get HPV at least once in our lifetimes, so it could be. There's no cream that cures the virus, though. They all just treat warts.
Oh I should clarify that - while the creams don't cure the virus, the virus does clear our bodies within 2 years 90% of the time. It can take longer for a few people, but it's not a lifelong infection.
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I can't find anything on that cream. Can you type the info into google translate?

No, you can't transmit it through kissing. You could still transmit it with a condom, but condoms reduce the risk significantly - at least in half, if not more.

I have never seen a cream that says to use it for HPV without the presence of warts, nor one that says to use it 3x a day, even if you had warts. Since I don't know what it is, I can't offer you advice on this, except to say that if you decide to use it, start small. Put it on a very small spot, wait a day before adding any more, and see what happens to your skin in that time. I wouldn't put it on any spot larger than a pea size. It could literally burn your skin. You'll want to know that before rubbing it all over your penis.
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