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how long can human papilloma virus be dormant

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: Once cells are invaded by hpv, a latency (quiet) period of months to years may occur. The exact incubation time is unknown, but most investigators bel ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Up to 2 years.: The majority of hpv infections remain in the body for a maximum of two years.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Not yet: While there is no cure for hpv, the good news is the infection often clears on its own. If it does not, and treatment is needed, there are many hpv tr ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
42 years experience Pediatrics
HumanPapillomaVirus: Human papilloma viruses is the name of a large group of viruses. There are about 100 subtypes of human papilloma viruses; almost half can occasionally ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Years. : Usually, outbreaks occur monthly or every few monts, becoming less frequent with time.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Often no symptoms...: Most men with hpv infection have no signs or symptoms. Hpv can infect the skin of the penis / scrotum / perianal areas and can cause warts, but many ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
46 years experience Neurology
Fifth disease: Here is a nice discussion by the cdc on your question. http://www.cdc.gov/parvovirusb19/fifth-disease.html.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The human papilloma virus is absolutely the leading cause of cervical cancer. Luckily there is now a vaccine which can prevent infection or progressi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Rarely for years: In one study, about 54% of people cleared their chlamydia infection (without treatment) in one year and 95% cleared it in 4 years. Clearly there are t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Kissing: One of the ways the herpes simplex virus can develop outside of a sexual relationship is through kissing and passage of oral herpes (hsv-1). Many fam ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: It depends on what you mean by dormant. Blood tests are generally positive within a few weeks of infection, and many people develop temporary symptom ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Contact with : Infected birds or pigs. H5n1, also called bird flu spreads to human through close contact with infected birds or other animals. Human to human sprea ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
34 years experience Urology
No: Gosh, if this were true, everyone and their neighbor would have hpv, even kids.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not long: Viruses are critters which live inside cells and must have nutrients of a cell to remain alive. Most will die rapidly after leaving the body unless r ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
HIV: Hiv can be transmitted via anal ; oral sex, blood transfusion, use of contaminated needles, breastfeeding ; during pregnancy ; delivery.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: If an acute initial outbreak is going to occur it will be within several days of acquisition of the virus. The virus will remain with you the rest of ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Nelson
42 years experience Dentistry
Short survival time: The following comes directly from the centers for disease control website (cdc.Gov): varicella zoster virus herpesvirus (dna) primary infection r ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Bite: After which the usual incubation is 2-3 days.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Ticks: Nope. Fortunately this does not happen in either case.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
HPV virus: You may be infected by hpv without having any symptoms or lesions, yet being a viral carrier. There is no cure to hpv.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Herpes Survival: The american college of obstetricians and gynecologists states that the herpes simplex virus may be able to live on surfaces for up to a few hours out ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Attacks T cells: T lymphocytes, part of the white blood cells, are the main cells in the specialized immune system, Especially the T helper cells, so when attacked the ... Read More

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