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how long is hpv contagious

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Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
Hpv: Hpv is very contagious and there is no latency period known.

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It varies for each: person. We don't know why HPV becomes active in certain people and not in others, but there is no way to predict whether it will cause warts on your g ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
See below: The average incubation period starting with the sexual contact with an infected person is 2-3 months but can range from 1 to 20 months.The virus invad ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is spread by direct skin to skin transfer from an infected patient whether symptoms of the virus are present or not.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Rare ...but: Transfer after primary clearance is rare but possible. The HPV strains are members of a family of viruses well known for the ability to hibernate for ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
All HPV are contagio: All hpv viruses are contagious but not all cause symptoms or genital wartssome will cause no symptoms and clear with time.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
Human papilloms viru: Hpv stands for human papilloma virus which is a polyoma virus causing infection of the skin and mucous membranes. There are well ober 100 serological ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Doering
40 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Yes: Oral HPV can certainly be spread by physical contact
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Basics: The genital forms of HPV are most likely to spread during the acute phase =first year/two they are present. After the primary infection clears transfe ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: HPV cannot be cured; therefore, the infected person is essentially contagious for life. Approximately two-thirds of the people who have sexual contact ... Read More

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