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Hi Vj's somebody asked me if genital warts could affect her medical exam and getting visa?? thanks...

Genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). The most common way to get HPV is by having oral, vaginal or ####### sex with someone who has HPV. Genital warts must be treated by her doctor. The warts can be removed, but the viral infection itself can't be cured. The virus goes on living inside the skin. This is why the warts often return after they have been removed.

according to the DS-320 part I, item 30:

EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW, ALIENS WITHIN THE FOLLOWING CLASSIFICATIONS ARE INELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A VISA.

An alien who has a communicable disease of public health significance; who has failed to present documentation of having

received vaccinations in accordance with U.S. law; who has or has had a physical or mental disorder that poses or is likely

to pose a threat to the safety or welfare of the alien or others; or who is a drug abuser or addict.

if your friend is on either K or CR/IR route, there is always a medical exam conducted by SLECS so her genitals warts will be noted in the PE.

i'm sorry to hear something like this happen to your friend, but still i wish her the best.

good luck to you and your journey!

god bless!!

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I can't say for certain, but I don't think a sexually transmitted disease like HPV/genital warts would keep someone out of the country. According to some estimations, upwards of 80% of sexually active women in the States have had HPV at some point in time (some strains eventually "disappear"). Plus, the medical exams don't conduct STD tests, so if the warts are burned off, how would they even know? There's action in Congress right now to lift the HIV ban, so something like genital warts pales in comparison...

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I can't say for certain, but I don't think a sexually transmitted disease like HPV/genital warts would keep someone out of the country. According to some estimations, upwards of 80% of sexually active women in the States have had HPV at some point in time (some strains eventually "disappear"). Plus, the medical exams don't conduct STD tests, so if the warts are burned off, how would they even know? There's action in Congress right now to lift the HIV ban, so something like genital warts pales in comparison...

i wish this would be the case..PI medical is kinda strict for reasons i don't even know..lol. they dig so deep on issues like this..

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I also happen to met someone asking me about this. But I wasn't really sure. But in her case, she told me that her warts we're already treated and physically its no longer there. My question is, if the Medical person saw surgical mark on her, does she needs to be honest about it and tell the truth that she had it before?

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Hi Vj's somebody asked me if genital warts could affect her medical exam and getting visa?? thanks...

Genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). The most common way to get HPV is by having oral, vaginal or ####### sex with someone who has HPV. Genital warts must be treated by her doctor. The warts can be removed, but the viral infection itself can't be cured. The virus goes on living inside the skin. This is why the warts often return after they have been removed.

according to the DS-320 part I, item 30:

EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW, ALIENS WITHIN THE FOLLOWING CLASSIFICATIONS ARE INELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A VISA.

An alien who has a communicable disease of public health significance; who has failed to present documentation of having

received vaccinations in accordance with U.S. law; who has or has had a physical or mental disorder that poses or is likely

to pose a threat to the safety or welfare of the alien or others; or who is a drug abuser or addict.

if your friend is on either K or CR/IR route, there is always a medical exam conducted by SLECS so her genitals warts will be noted in the PE.

i'm sorry to hear something like this happen to your friend, but still i wish her the best.

good luck to you and your journey!

god bless!!

also refer to

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dq/health.htm

it lists the specific ones, of which the one this topic is about is not listed:

Communicable Diseases of Public Health Significance

These currently include:

1. Tuberculosis

2. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection

3. Syphilis

4. Chancroid

5. Gonorrhea

6. Granuloma Inguinale

7. Lymphogranuloma Venereum

8. Hansen's Disease (Leprosy)

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

These currently include:

1. Mumps

2. Measles

3. Rubella

4. Polio

5. Tetanus

6. Diphtheria

7. Pertussis

8. Haemophilus influenzae Type B

9. Rotavirus

10. Hepatitis A

11. Hepatitis B

12. Meningocococcal disease

13. Human papillomavirus

14. Varicella

15. Pneumococcal pneumonia

16. Influenza

17. Zoster

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dq/diseases.htm#communicable

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I worked in the operating room for 8 years and have assisted several vaginal wart cauterizations. It is a very quick procedure so maybe your friend have enough time to have them removed before her medical. If the scars still show, I believe being honest about it is her best option.

Just an opinion and goodluck to your friend.

Myla

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Hi Vj's somebody asked me if genital warts could affect her medical exam and getting visa?? thanks...

I dont know if it will affect her visa but its one of the things they look for during physical exam. They check for hemorrhoids, genital warts, evidence of delivery etc etc.

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THanks guys..what if she will go on her medical without treating it? will the st.lukes recomend her to have it remove? or is there a chance that they will clear her medical?after the test and treatments they will recomend?is it possible? for example in TB they have to undego 6 months treatment.Is it possible also for genital warts?

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They check for hemorrhoids, genital warts, evidence of delivery etc etc.

yes.. and that's the part that i dint like during medical.. :whistle:

first time ko magmedical ng ganon kagrabe..

parang tinitignan nya ata kung operada ako eh.. :unsure:

:rofl:

Edited by envy_me

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Short answer: I don't think it will be a problem. Its not listed as one of the communicable diseases that will prevent visa issuance. The only reason i don't say "it WON'T be a problem" is because a) its St Lukes and B) its Manila Embassy. For some reason, both of these offices seem to go above and beyond on occasion. I copy below the list of what the Medical Officers are supposed to be looking for and reporting in thier report to the Consular Officers to help them make your visa issuance determination. I don't see HPV (human papilloma virus) listed. HPV is the cause of genital warts. I looked up the diseases I didn't know to make sure they are not related to genital warts or HPV. They are not.

Please tell your friend God Bless and Good Luck with the medical screening interview.

Please also note that any ADMITTED use of drugs by an applicant will be reported on the Consul medical report form and will be a reason for visa denial. It is my understanding that the Medical interviewer/doctor will ask applicants if they have ever used any illegal drugs or abused prescription drugs. The consul looks at medical interview admission of drug usage as if you had been arrested and convicted of using drugs. So, i guess Petitioners would be wise to find only true loves who have NEVER done ANY illegal drugs ever, and will be sure to tell the medical examiners that when they are asked at the interview. Which I am sure is the case, especially judging from all the wonderful and helpful people here. The only reason i mention it is because i know how some of the interviewees are nervous during medical exam day and they may accidentally answer the question wrong when its blurted out by the medical interviewer during the examination.

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/ge...0&TYPE=TEXT

CHAPTER I--PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE,

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND

HUMAN SERVICES

PART 34--MEDICAL EXAMINATION OF ALIENS--Table of Contents

Sec. 34.2 Definitions.

As used in this part, terms shall have the following meanings:

(a) CDC. Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S.

Department of Health and Human Services.

(B) Communicable disease of public health significance. Any of the

following diseases:

(1) Chancroid.

(2) Gonorrhea.

(3) Granuloma inguinale.

(4) Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

(5) Leprosy, infectious.

(6) Lymphogranuloma venereum.

(7) Syphilis, infectious stage.

(8) Tuberculosis, active.

© Civil surgeon. A physician, with not less than 4 years'

professional experience, selected by the District Director of INS to

conduct medical examinations of aliens in the United States who are

applying for adjustment of status to permanent residence or who are

required by the INS to have a medical examination.

(d) Class A medical notification. Medical notification of:

(1) A communicable disease of public health significance;

(2)(i) A physical or mental disorder and behavior associated with

the disorder that may pose, or has posed, a threat to the property,

safety, or welfare of the alien or others;

(ii) A history of a physical or mental disorder and behavior

associated with the disorder, which behavior has posed a threat to the

property, safety, or welfare of the alien or others and which behavior

is likely to recur or lead to other harmful behavior; or

(3) Drug abuse or addiction.

(e) Class B medical notification. Medical notification of a physical

or mental abnormality, disease, or disability serious in degree or

permanent in nature amounting to a substantial departure from normal

well-being.

(F) Director. The Director of the Centers for Disease Control.

(g) Drug abuse. The non-medical use of a substance listed in section

202 of the Controlled Substances Act, as amended (21 U.S.C. 802) which

has not necessarily resulted in physical or psychological dependence.

(h) Drug addiction. The non-medical use of a substance listed in

section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act, as amended (21 U.S.C. 802)

which has resulted in physical or psychological dependence.

(i) INS. Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of

Justice.

(j) Medical examiner. A panel physician, civil surgeon, or other

physician designated by the Director to perform medical examinations of

aliens.

(k) Medical hold document. A document issued to the INS by a

quarantine inspector of the Public Health Service at a port of entry

which defers the inspection for admission until the cause of the medical

hold is resolved.

(L) Medical notification. A document issued to a consular authority

or the INS by a medical examiner, certifying the presence or absence of:

(1) A communicable disease of public health significance;

(2)(i) A physical or mental disorder and behavior associated with

the disorder that may pose, or has posed, a threat to the property,

safety, or welfare of the alien or others;

(ii) A history of a physical or mental disorder and behavior

associated with the disorder, which behavior has posed a threat to the

property, safety, or welfare of the alien or others and which behavior

is likely to recur or lead to other harmful behavior;

(3) Drug abuse or addiction; or

(4) Any other physical abnormality, disease, or disability serious

in degree or permanent in nature amounting to a substantial departure

from normal well-being.

(m) Medical officer. A physician of the Public Health Service

Commissioned Corps assigned by the Director to conduct physical and

mental examinations of aliens.

(n) Mental disorder. A currently accepted psychiatric diagnosis, as

defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

published by the American Psychiatric Association, or by other

authoritative sources.

(o) Panel physician. A physician selected by a United States embassy

or consulate to conduct medical examinations of aliens applying for

visas.

[[Page 87]]

(p) Physical disorder. A currently accepted medical diagnosis, as

defined by the Manual of the International Classification of Diseases,

Injuries, and Causes of Death published by the World Health

Organization, or by other authoritative sources.

[21 FR 9829, Dec. 12, 1956, as amended at 52 FR 32543, Aug. 28, 1987; 56

FR 25001, May 31, 1991]

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Hi Vj's somebody asked me if genital warts could affect her medical exam and getting visa?? thanks...

I dont know if it will affect her visa but its one of the things they look for during physical exam. They check for hemorrhoids, genital warts, evidence of delivery etc etc.

Regarding your discussions about medical exam. you mention about hemorrhoids if somebody has that could it be the grounds for medical failures?thanks for future replies.

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Hi Vj's somebody asked me if genital warts could affect her medical exam and getting visa?? thanks...

I dont know if it will affect her visa but its one of the things they look for during physical exam. They check for hemorrhoids, genital warts, evidence of delivery etc etc.

Regarding your discussions about medical exam. you mention about hemorrhoids if somebody has that could it be the grounds for medical failures?thanks for future replies.

They may EXAMINE for evidence of birth, hemmorhoids, and genital warts but i don't THINK that ANY of these are grounds for visa denial. Especially birth and hemorrhoids. BUT, if you say for example you have never given birth, and they see evidence of giving birth, then that may raise some questions in their mind... see?? The big problem that causes all of the extra review and very close scrutiny of all of the applicants here in Phils is the high rate of attempted marriage and visa fraud. The Medical examiners and Consular Officers are trained and CONDITIONED to look for attempted fraud in applicants. So, what may be innocent may be INTERPRETED as attempted fraud and could cause a problem. The story of the CO who thought the VJ was trying to bribe her because the son took money from the purse and put it in the window slot is an excellent example of this. The CO ASSUMED the worst even though it was completely innocent. But, giving birth, having hemorrhoids, and having HPV are NOT reasons to deny visa in and of themselves ACCORDING TO THE RULES THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO FOLLOW. Now, the reason they EXAMINE for Hemmorrhoids and lesions in that general area of the body is that at least two of the 8 diseases show symptoms in the genital or ####### area. So, they check those areas of the body and if they see something, they have to determine is this just hemmorrhoids or a pimple or an ingrown shaved hair or a bug bite, or is it really an indication of one of the problem diseases?

The criteria that are listed by me and another in different posts in this thread are the RULES that the Consular Officers must use to determine eiligibility. I know that I always feel better about these kind of things after i review the rules and then research as much as i can using google or your favorite search engine.

Good Luck and God Bless.

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