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How long can hpv be dormant in men

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 45 years experience
HPV can cause cancer: Hpv infections an cause genital warts or even cancer, although this isn't likely. Any persistent sores should prompt a visit to a dr. The hpv vacc... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Dormant ???????: About a dozen strains of HPV are associated with common and rare forms of cancer, but I would not call this a "dormant" HPV.Dormant implies the strain... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Asking again ? High risk HPV seldom if ever produces any symptoms in males. They just become active with infection and spread it to their sexual conta... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Get HPV vaccine. For healthy diet: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/., exercise 30 minutes/day, drink enough water daily so your urine is mostly colorless... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
You are partially correct the HPV can be out of dormant (reactivated) when the immune system is weakened but you can still spread the virus even you a... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: Hpv can jump from gential to oral cavity. Smoking is a risk factor for oral cancer. Once you have hpv doesn't mean you'll get cancer, only makes it ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
I cannot imagine how the hair would get up the penis. Body fluids is what infects so if it got into penis and virus enters blood steam and you are not... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amit Patel
Urogynecology 23 years experience
Yes, but...: Yes, but the type of hpv that causes abnormal pap smears in women doesn't cause any untoward symtpoms for men. Also, there is no testing in men for t... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
HPV is from a family of viruses known for their ability to remain dormant for decades after the primary infection clears. In some, it will never re-ac... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Good question but the answer is unknown to my knowledge.