Sexual Dictionary - letter W

a raised growth on the surface of the skin caused by the Human Papilloma Virus.
Also called verruca.
Western Blot
a test for detecting the specific antibodies to HIV infection in a person's blood. It commonly is used to double-check positive ELISA tests. A Western Blot test is more reliable that the ELISA, but it is harder to do and costs more money.
White blood cell
any of various blood cells that have a nucleus and cytoplasm, separate into a thin white layer when whole blood is centrifuged, and help protect the body from infection and disease.
Also called leukocyte.
an acne lesion caused by the retention of secretions of a sebaceous gland.
see uterus.