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A 43-year-old member asked:

is it unusual to have a false hpv result?

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Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
No: No laboratory test is perfect. That said, false positive hpv dna test results are very uncommon. Depending upon the type / brand of test used, it is possible that some "low risk" hpv types can be detected by "high risk" probe sets. In this sense, a person may be labeled as being at greater risk for cervical cancer, but the "false positive" is in the type of virus and not the presence of virus.

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What does stage two HPV mean?

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Not standard : There is no "staging" in hpv. Ask you doctor for a more complete explanation.
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A 30-year-old male asked:

Are there any prescription pills for hpv?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
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Not available: At this time there is nothing on the market in pill form for hpv. If you have warts consider asking for Aldara (imiquimod) cream. If you are concerned because your partner is hpv positive use a condom to decrease viral load and you will likely form an immune reaction over time. At some point males may be candidates for the hpv vaccine, but not as of now.
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Are doctors anywhere close to a cure for hpv?

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HPV: Nope. But 95% of the hpv strains that cause cancer are now preventable with the vaccine known as gardisil.
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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
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Do any herbs work for hpv?

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DO NOT BELIEVE SO: Not that i know of. Need an antiviral.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What causes HPV and how fast can it kill you?

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Will not kill you: U get hpv by genital, oral, oro-genital contact, genito-anal or oro-anal contact with an infected partner.Hpv in itself does not kill, unless getting infected is motive for being killed by a partner who was infected by you.

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