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what are my chances of contracting hpv from someone who is hpv positive

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
21 years experience Gynecology
Get checked: While the chances of progression are not highly likely if you have had an abnormal pap smear in the past you really need to follow up more than every ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very low: I tell my patients that we can pretty much eliminate the risk of them getting cancer from hpv if they follow-up regularly as directed with their prima ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
HPV=contact: HPV is a contact infection much like herpes: you get through skin contact with another skin that has active lesions (warts or sores). A woman who has ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
High low: Chance of it affecting you is extremely low. Chance of you contracting the virus is high if she has active HPV infection. If the abnormal pap is dis ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Check with Dr.: The reason for doing pap smears with hpv is to prevent cervical cancer. Oftentimes they can find it early enough that it can be destroyed locally. It' ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bishnu Subedi
14 years experience Internal Medicine
High risk HPV: Yes you should let your oncologist, GYN, hepatologist know.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe: Nobody really knows. Just keep up with the Pap smears and you are not in danger if you comply with treatment as recommended. You can mention it to you ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on variables: If you completed the vaccine series before any sexual activity you would be well protected against the strains in the vaccine you received. If you wer ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Depends: At your age you can still get 3 doses of the 9-valent HPV vaccine. If you got the original 4-valent vaccine you just need one dose of the 9-valent vac ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
New acquisition: Once the HPV test shows antibodies to the virus it should remain so for your lifetime. You may not show any visible sites, but that's how the tests gi ... Read More
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