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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Some, yes: Hpv is a virus that can cause certain cancers, including cervical cancer. This can certainly kill you if not caught early and treated. Genital herpe ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Starnes
8 years experience General Practice
Down the road, maybe: Human paplioma virus is associated with cervical, and other cancers, that can effect men as well as women - which can be fatal. There is a vaccine in ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Will not kill you: U get hpv by genital, oral, oro-genital contact, genito-anal or oro-anal contact with an infected partner.Hpv in itself does not kill, unless getting ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Soap/H2O fail w/HPV: Soap and water will not kill hpv. There are currently surfactants, chemicals and hydrogen peroxide vapor being evaluated to kill the virus on surface ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jenniffier Mahand
11 years experience Family Medicine
Many kinds of HPV: HPV itself will not kill you. However, this virus is linked to certain kinds of cancer (including cervical cancer). There are many strains of HPV, ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Intimate contact: The human papilloma virus is a sexually transmitted disease. Intimate sexual contact is the mode of transmission. Unfortuanately condoms are not 100 ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and no: The HPV viruses are members of a viral family that tends to remain forever in the host it infects. Many will develop enough antibody response to clear ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is transmissable through even "forced" sexual encounters.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Novel work: There are some old health frauds offering 'magic bacteria', but nowadays there's some interesting real work, especially the Hopkins' chordoma study. E ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
One strain: The hpv is a family of viruses that include the 4 strains associated with sex (genital warts or cancer) , the plantar wart strain and many others. Hav ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Sex...: Some cancers are caused by infections that disregulate human cell replication. One example of this is cervical cancer. Nearly all cervical cancers a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Learn some more: Cancer can be controlled and often cured provided it is diagnosed in a timely manner and treated properly. The trick is to seek medical attention ear ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Khan
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: It is a contact infection. No matter what you are doing, if your naked skin gets in contact with it, it can hitch a ride and hang on in which case yo ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johan Zwaan
57 years experience Pediatric Ophthalmology
Yes: The hpv vaccines are less than 100%but the chace of getting it is reduced. Effective, so it is possible to contract the disease even after vaccination ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No noy by kissing: No you can not give by kissing unless you have hpv infection in your mouth.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
See a doctor: Physical examination by a skilled healthcare provider is the best place to start to determine if you may have genital warts. The human papillomavirus ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Shot may still help.: There are more than 100 strains/types of hpv. The hpv vaccines that are available protect against just a few strains. In general, vaccines do not 'f ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not normally: Kissing will not transfer hpv, but oral sex can. It takes at least months and probably years for a cancer to develop. Most women < 30 years old w ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Getting fewer: If i were writing this twenty years ago, i would have listed (regardless of extent) small cell / oat cell carcinoma of the lung, alveolar rhabdomyosar ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Remember: HPV is often spontaneously cleared by the human body, like in both the case of genital warts and cervical changes.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
I wish...: Surviving one cancer does not protect you against another one, sometimes even in the same organ. Need to stay alert.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaccine: You can prevent 4 types of hpv with a vaccine.. If you want to know more go here:.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Impossible to answer: What kind of oral lesions? What are they from? What are your symptoms? If it is an infection, what kind of infection? In general, diseases that cause ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes indeed: Most HPV infections are asymptomatic and are easily transmitted. The large majority of new genital HPV infections come from partners without symptoms. ... Read More
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