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Have not had sex in years so how can I be positive for HPV

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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Please read: These sexually-transmitted HPV viruses are spread through contact with infected genital skin, mucous membranes, or bodily fluids, and can be passed th ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Scott
17 years experience Dermatology
Too early to tell: Exposure to hpv doesn't automatically lead to infection. The transmission rate has been estimated to be 20%, but all it takes is one unfortunate event ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HPV: There are over one hundred strains of hpv. I cannot tell your age or your gender. But, regardless of this, i would advise you to get the gardisil vac ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Genital warts: Condom use is recommended as your partner can be contagious at any time without knowing it. A condom will help but not a quarantee.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Both Chlamydia and gonorrhea are common culprits of salpingitis, but they are not the only causes. Unknown Chlamydia infection is more common than go ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Musinski
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Your : Your irregular cycles are concerning for anovulation. You should be evaluated but you can check out some tips: http://www.Avvo.Com/pages/show?Categor ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
If : If you are sure about your history and have had 4 negative tests, and no exposure, then something is not right here. You can go back to the same clini ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably no vaccine: Partner no. makes less difference in HPV risk than you might think. Higher with say 100 vs 5 life partners, but >80% chance even with 5. Past neg t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hakim
27 years experience Cardiology
To : To my knowledge herpes and antivirals do not effect fertility. However, alot of other std's like chlamydia can effect fertility. So would have yourse ... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
Currently : Currently there is no routine testing done on men. If you are male and you have a wart removed, it can be sent to the laboratory for analysis includin ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Very unlikely: Confusing question. Are you saying you caught genital HPV from a partner 22 years ago, and now wonder whether you could have inoculated your own mouth ... Read More
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Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
Hard : Hard to tell without a clinical picture. These could be genital warts or possibly pearly penile papules, which are fairly common in that location. I ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Back
6 years experience Internal Medicine
HPV: Hi Marissa, yes you can still have intercourse if you have HPV. There is a possibility of recurrence as the virus lays dormant in cells for variable ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HPV is Everywhere: Nope. That is not the message you should take home. You should one, get the full gardisil vaccine series. So should all of the potential partners you ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes it is possible : When one person in a couple tests positive for a STD then best practice is for both people to be treated simultaneously. Otherwise you get ping-pongin ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 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
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably gone: There's confusion about the duration of HPV; it's complex and new knowledge comes along frequently. HPV DNA may persist for life, but not necessarily. ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I : I cannot tell you the statistical chance of you having contracted the HIV virus. In the way this was written, it suggests that someone other than the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
Retest: either you had a false positive test or, more likely, she had a false negative test. you can also get gonorrhea from oral sex.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Chlamydia: Transmission of disease is never 100%. The more important issue is that since she has an std you and she both need to be tested for all the others, i ... Read More
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