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how is hpv acquired

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Usually not.: Most people do not have any signs or symptoms when they are infected with hpv. A subset of people who get the infection may clear the infection as wel ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience Urology
Depends: If your one partner has had only one partner, your risk is essentially zero. If your one partner has had many partners, your risk goes way up.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Potentially: Yes you potentially can.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Hpv can be transmitted through all forms of sexual contact. Now, whether transmission will manifest in actual disease depends on the strain of hpv tr ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
THROUGH SEX INFECTIO: Yes if a person is infected with hpv virus, he can pass it to his sex partner through anal, vaginal or oral sex.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
As STD : As std through intercourse. But also from skin and mucous membranes. Depends on the strain. There are hundreds of varieties. Some cause venereal warts ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Werthman
30 years experience Urology
Not as dangerous..: It is not as dangerous form men as it is for women. In men, it typically causes venereal warts. In women, certain strains of hpv can cause cervical ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Garcia
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pap smear: Hpv is tested by obtaining an endocervical sample with a cervical brush and sending it in a special hpv transport media. Most physicians use liquid b ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Same as heterosex: Hiv is transmitted by the virus present in body secretions deposited onto areas of either mucous membranes (rectal mucosa, oral mucosa or tonsils) whe ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The chance for contracting either one increases with an increase in the number of sexual partners.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Droplet/contact: Chickenpox can be spread by airborn droplets inhaled into the lung or contact with contaminated material ( secretions or debris from blisters).
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Herpes Simplex: The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing. It can spread ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlon White
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sexually transmitted: It is highly unlikely to "catch" the high risk human papilloma virus that increases the risk for cervical dysplasia or cancer by any means other that ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Droplets/drainage: Diptheria is spread by contact with respiratory tract droplets from a respiratory carrier or drainage from skin lesions from a person with cutaneous d ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Generally Air: Polio is transmitted thru respiratory droplets while breathing for the most part. Veryt much like a cold.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Blood: Tainted blood transfusions are the easiest way to become infected with hiv. In the developed world, all blood is screened for HIV and blood transfusi ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: The HPV vaccine contains no live components of the virus, therefore it is impossible for it cause ANY infection.
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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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Explanation : Syphilis is sexually transmitted disease. Shedding through body fluids.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Dental dams: or saran wrap can be used as a barrier when performing oral sex. Also cover sex toys with a condom. HPV is transmitted by coming in contact with secr ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Contagious: It is caused by common bacteriae on the skin. It could transmit from person to person through close-contact or open wound. For the person him/herself, ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing wording: There is no vaginal cancer that I am aware of, perhaps you are asking about cervical cancer. Virgin teens do not get cervical cancers, although they m ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience Gastroenterology
Blood/sex/vertical: This virus is considered a sexually transmissable disease. It can also be transmitted as a blood borne infection such intravenous drug use and sharing ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Direct contact: Hpv is acquired by direct contact with the virus from somebody else who also has it.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
HPV: Hpv is the most common sexually transmitted disease affecting up to 70% of the population. Although most infections resolve on their own it can lead t ... Read More
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