A 32-year-old female asked:
is it true that if you've had one strain of hpv, you can't get any others? i had 2 plantar warts when i was a child and one wart on hand 2 years ago.
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Each strain has its own characteristics and immunity gained by an infection to one does not protect you from the others. The present best protection against the std forms of hpv is a vaccine with 4 separate strains covered by material in the shot.Even then, the >50 other strains of this family of viruses are unaffected.
Answered on Oct 12, 2013
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