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how do you catch hpv

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on variables: If you had intimate (infected skin to skin) contact with that cousin it is possible. Casual contact with them would not pass it.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
See below: There is no cure for hpv. Lesions caused by hpv such as warts can be treated or removed, but there is no cure for the virus itself at this time.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes if some one: HPV infection ,and if you have regular intimate contact for genital HPV infections. Usually routine contacts like shaking hands , friendly hug , hangi ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Unfortunately, the hpv virus can be spread even when no visible lesions are present.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sexual activity: You can only catch an std by having sexual contact with another person. This can be from vaginal, oral or anal sex. Some diseases are passed from pass ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Unprotected contact: Generally hpv is contracted through unprotected sexual contact. Unfortunately it is common to contract hpv and not realize it. Not everyone has outw ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Exposure to case: Since the disease hasn't been found active in the world since 1977, it would be quite a notable event for you to get smallpox. While it was active it ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
6 years experience Family Medicine
Person to Person: Scabies are mites that are transmitted by person to person contact, either from adult to adult, adult to child or child to child.. Since scabies can s ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis: You can be exposed to someone who has an infection. These infections can be spread by direct contact, coughing or sneezing, or by eating or drinking ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Pinworm eggs: Pin worms spread because the carrier spreads eggs thru bed sheets, furniture, eggs in hands and nails and serving food.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Germs get into skin: Impetigo appears after germs get access to the deeper layers of the skin surface. Often a kid with contaminated fingers will scratch a bite or itchy p ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Fecal-oral route: Ingestion of contaminated food.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Exposure to germ: Syphillis is usually transmitted sexually thru contact with an infected person. That person may be asymptomatic and or have thought they had a flu lik ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Contact with germ: Measles is an only human illness that is passed by direct contact with the oro-nasal secretions or airborn droplets coughed up by an infected person.I ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
From herpes virus: A person usually gets genital herpes from another person's fresh herpes sores. The other person may have sores on his or her genitals, lips, fingers, ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Neyman
17 years experience General Practice
Exposure: By being exposed to the virus. It is contained in bodily fluids.
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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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience General Practice
Depends on type: Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Viral hepatitis is caused by a few specific viruses, types a, b, c, d, e, f (not confirmed), and g. The mo ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Air born: Person suffering from mumps can spread infections thru droplets.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Pap test: The combination of a Pap test (cervicovaginal cytology) and an HPV DNA test is the best way to know if you may have genital HPV. In addition, the doc ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
The process of ....: Getting pregnant is the same, herpes or not.
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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See GYN: See your gyn dr. For routine testing and your annual check ups.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Molluscum: Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection, transmitted by direct contact, & can be spread by objects like towels, or sponges, that have come in conta ... Read More
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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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