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can hpv lie dormant for 20 years

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No it won't: Hpv /gardasil prevents the infection of the body with two important high risk strands of the virus (out of 100 there are 10 high risk strands). You ne ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
42 years experience Gynecology
It can: Unfortunately, if you have never been tested for hpv before, the hpv could have been acquired any time from the first moment you became sexually activ ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Before the vaccine became available in 2006 as many as 70% of college women attending health clinics tested sero-positive for HPV antibodies. Unless t ... Read More
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Hpv: HPV infection is extremely common. Most people have no symptoms. Very likely she's had it for years.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Nobody knows: Doctors typically don't check males for HPV. When there are HPV-infected cells in small numbers, nobody knows. Such cells can spread HPV viruses. So, ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Dormant: HPV comes from a family of viruses that can remain dormant in your system for your lifetime. It can possibly re-activate, and you can shed virus witho ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. If it is in fact a new strain (not a recurrence) than it would have to be transmitted from someone. If you have been monogamous, then it may we ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
There : There are many different strains of human papilloma virus. You could have recurrence or this could be a new strain.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim ElGendy
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Yes: it can be elevated from any infection or STD.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Follow up needed: You need to be vigilant in obtaining your continuing pap smears, and if there is a change act on It immediately if there is progression from it's cur ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Could be: Cancer at the base of the tongue, anus and cervix are all possible outcomes to HPV infection from relevant strains. You may or may not ever know if yo ... Read More
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