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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
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Basic info: The only thing to say is you only get HPV when you acquire it from an infected person. It can lay dormant in that person for decades after primary inf... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Visit this site for informa... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Scott
Dermatology 18 years experience
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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Probably ingrown.: Would be unusual for warts to appear this late after exposure. Most women who contract hpv clear it by the two year mark.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
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.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes get the HPV vac: Yes get the hpv vaccine as you might have only been exposed to one type of HPV and it is for both men and women.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
The : The description you give is not consistent with herpes, but it is still possible. Visit your doctor for an examination. If the area in question has re... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Hard to know. The HPV vaccine (Gardasil) prevents infection with the two HPV types that cause 90% of genital warts -- but that still leaves a fair cha... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Low risk for men: Up to 65% of inidividuals that are sexually active will acquire hpv. Depending on type, there may be warts or no visible lesions. Lesions appear 3 w... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Jeu
Family Medicine 44 years experience
HPV : Hpv can cause problems such as warts, cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer. They have several subtypes. Some subtypes are frequently associated wi... Read More

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