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Can hpv kill you

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
Pathology 41 years experience
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 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Starnes
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General Practice 9 years experience
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
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Not directly: Hpv normally just causes warts. However, it can cause cervical cancer in women, which can sometimes be fatal.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Rarely: Hpv is a known cause of anal, cervical and oral cancers. Most of these can be prevented by vaccination. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=vpaqsn... Read More
A 32-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
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Family of viruses: HPV is a family of viruses that infect the skin.Those strains that prefer to live on genital skin are often transferred sexually. Some strains cause g... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
See answer: Though chemotherapy is used for advanced HPV-related cancers, I am unaware of systemic chemotherapy being used for genital or skin HPV warts as, at pr... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
About toilets...: We don't worry about HPV anogenital wart viruses getting transmitted by bathroom fixtures. College-aged persons should already be vaccinated, right? H... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Doesn't matter: You're asking the wrong question. It doesn't matter whether HPV survives away from the body, on clothing, on a surface, etc. Contact with these things... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe/but why ?: HPV warts are relatively easy to eradicate by freezing, laser and or application of various chemicals. Why would anyone take the risks involved with r... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No ino available: Photodynamic therapy has been employed in the past to treat superficial malignancies. Applying it for superficial viral infections is feasible. Whet... Read More

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