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what does it mean to have hpv

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
HPV: Hpv stands for human papilloma virus which can cause genital warts and may be a cause of cervical cancer.

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not standard : There is no "staging" in hpv. Ask you doctor for a more complete explanation.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
42 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
More risk : HPV 16 and 18 are associated with increased risk of cervical dysplasia and cancer than other strains.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Oncogenic virus: This is a type of HPV that has been associated with cervical cancer and indicates that closer surveillance of Pap smears might be appropriate. It doe ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
No worries!: Everybody gets genital HPV (90+% of all humans), often several times, and at any point in time, the virus is present in up to half of all adults. Alth ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
11 years experience in Family Medicine
Cleared: It is possible for your body to clear the virus on its own. Hopefully this is what has happened for you! Best of luck!
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Riley Alexander
10 years experience in Pathology
You aren't alone: According to the CDC, 79 million Americans are infected with HPV--well over a fifth of the population so don't feel like an outcast. You can transmit ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Confusing question: If you are monogamous, it means he has it too and gave it to you.HPV may remain asymptomatic in patients for years after it is acquired and spread on ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
What test ?: Was this a serum antibody test or something else ? The only form of genital HPV occasionally passed to babies is genital warts, caused by several stra ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Margulies
27 years experience in General Surgery
See your gynecologis: Are you referring to cells on your cervix? Having HPV puts you at risk for cancer, but regular check ups with your gynecologist can find precancerous ... Read More
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