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human pailloma virus

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience in Pathology
DNA viruses: Hpvs are dna viruses that can cause warts, premalignancy / dysplasia, and cancers in people. Some strains are associated with skin infections and cau ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Live wisely and...: Don't sweat the small stuff, as they say. The Canadian pathogen data sheet says, "HPV is resistant to heat and drying, and is able to survive on inani ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience in Pathology
An infection.: Hpv (human papilloma virus) is an infectious organism. It is a dna virus that is spread by human to human contact including sexual contacts. Some hi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience in 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Hiv mutates in response to HIV therapy. If you're being treated without a complete response (partial suppression), the virus can mutate so it can rep ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
46 years experience in Neurology
Fifth disease: Here is a nice discussion by the cdc on your question. http://www.cdc.gov/parvovirusb19/fifth-disease.html.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
39 years experience in Pediatrics
Highly recommended: The hpv vaccine has been well tolerated. It's recommended for boys at 11 or 12 through age 21 but can be given as young as 9 (and through age 26 for t ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Dr. Ian Taras answered
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes to both but rare: The hpv virus is ubiquitous. But most of us, most of the time, are able to fight off its affects in terms of warts or precancerous changes of the cerv ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Hpv vaccine such as Gardasil protects vacccine recipients from getting 4 specific strains of hpv, however, it does not eliminate the virus if the reci ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
42 years experience in 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Garcia
8 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience in Pathology
Sharing body fluids: Hiv is a sexually transmitted infection. It can also be spread by contact with infected blood, or from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Define cure ?: The HPV and associated skin or other signs can clear over time in most people with a good immune system However, it is part of a family of viruses tha ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
HIV: The obvious answer is that HIV causes it. But perhaps you meant "how do you get it?" you get HIV by having unsafe sex or by sharing needles/syringes ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Both htlv-1 and htlv-2 are spread by sexual transmission, from mother to child, and by exposure to infective blood through transfusions and injection ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, but it is difficult to catch.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes!: Yes, hpv directly causes at least 50% of all vaginal and vulvar cancers, as well as all cerivical cancers, much of anal cancers, 70% of head-and-neck ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
CDC says....: Here's a good article to address your question: http://www.cdc.gov/parainfluenza/
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in 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

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