A 29-year-old female asked:
what does hpv rank amongst stds? compared to herpes, is hpv worse & will it cause any health issues other than cancer? will it affect my health?!
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Perspective: Each STD has its own set of complications.There is evidence,prior to the HPV vaccine, that as many as 70% of college age women had evidence of prior disease.It can produce genital warts or give you cancer.Herpes is painful and recurrent,hard to treat & can kill your baby.Gonorrhea or chlamydia can make you sterile.Others have specific issues. Take your pick. HPV for most is relatively mild.
Answered on Aug 1, 2015
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