Warts aside, he had enjoyed remarkable good health throughout his life - which would not be expected of someone with a suppressed immune system - and neither his parents nor his siblings have shown signs of developing lesions.
But now an American dermatology expert who flew out to Dede's home village south of the capital Jakarta claims to have identified his condition, and proposed a treatment that could transform his life.
After testing samples of the lesions and Dede's blood, Dr Anthony Gaspari of the University of Maryland concluded that his affliction is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a fairly common infection that usually causes small warts to develop on sufferers.
Irregular bleeding may occur with progestin-only methods, with some users reporting no periods.
The current intrauterine devices (IUD) are small devices, often 'T'-shaped, often containing either copper or levonorgestrel, which are inserted into the uterus.
They are used before or during sex while emergency contraceptives are effective for up to a few days after sex.
Effectiveness is generally expressed as the percentage of women who become pregnant using a given method during the first year, Hormonal contraceptive pills, patches or vaginal rings, and the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM), if used strictly, can also have first-year (or for LAM, first-6-month) failure rates of less than 1%.
After stopping or removing many methods of birth control, including oral contraceptives, IUDs, implants and injections, the rate of pregnancy during the subsequent year is the same as for those who used no birth control.
Hormonal contraception is available in a number of different forms, including oral pills, implants under the skin, injections, patches, IUDs and a vaginal ring.
They are currently available only for women, although hormonal contraceptives for men have been and are being clinically tested.
Progestin-only pills may improve menstrual symptoms and can be used by breastfeeding women as they do not affect milk production.
They are one form of long-acting reversible contraception which are the most effective types of reversible birth control.