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Hpv From Receiving Oral
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more
Extremly unlikely: HPV is rarely if ever transmitted mouth to genitals. It can be acquired in the mouth by oral sex, but rarely goes in the other direction. However, you can expect to have HPV someday; almost all sexually active people are eventually infected, mostly from genital or anal sex, not oral. That's why you and all young people need HPV vaccine, to prevent infection with the most troublesome HPV types. ...Read more
How likely is it to contract HPV through heterosexual fondling (no genital to genital touching)? How likely is it to contract from receiving oral sex?
Tests, tests: All tests have their limitations. First there is the data collection. Did the doc swab you well? Then was the swab transported to the lab correctly? Then how sensitive was the test? There are many different serotypes of HPV. If you are 28 now hopefully you got 3 Guardasil shots as a teen and are protected. Call your pediatrician and ask his/her nurse if you did? ...Read more
Warts, cancer (rare): Oral HPV usually causes no symptoms at all. Rarely warts inside the mouth; more rarely, cancer of the throat. The vast majority of oral HPV causes neither problem and clears up on its own. But warts and maybe cancer are more common in people with immune deficiency, especially due to HIV (maybe on your mind, since you're in Uganda?). If you think you have oral warts, HIV testing is necessary. ...Read more
HPV in Women:
96% of americans are exposed to at least one of the hpv strains by the time they are 26. The bigger story in women is that this problem manifests first in their cervix. Oral hpv is real. But, there is no test or treatment yet.
But, we can follow this in the pap smears.
All humans, regardless of their age or gender or exposure history should have the hpv vaccination. ...Read more
Is it possible to get oral hpv after 22 years Have past since I have been with the partner that gave it to me?
Very unlikely: Confusing question. Are you saying you caught genital HPV from a partner 22 years ago, and now wonder whether you could have inoculated your own mouth/throat recently? That is very unlikely, since your genital infection probably is long gone. If you wonder whether you caught oral HPV 22 years ago, it might have happened. But if so that infection probably also is long gone. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Nobody knows the degree of risk because there are too many unknowns, such as: does the other person have the virus, how much virus does she have, what exactly is oral sex for that couple, how many total minutes of exposure per episode, how many episodes, how much total virus gets into the guy's mouth, etc., etc... So, in life, if a person is a "worrier", he has to play it safe and not do stuff. ...Read more
Unknown but low risk: Oral HPV infections can occur -- on average, they are roughly one tenth as frequent as genital infections. For the most part, oral sex can be considered low risk for HPV, but not zero risk. There are no data on the transmission chance for any single oral sex event, but I would guess it's a lot lower than 1 in a thousand (in either direction, i.e. genital to oral or vice versa). ...Read more
Many years, rare: The vast majority of HPV infections, even those with "high risk" (cancer causing) HPV types, never become cancerous. Of the 100+ types of HPV, only one, HPV16, causes oral cancer. Of these, probably less than one in a thousand oral HPV infections lead to cancer. When it happens, it can be anywhere from 1 to 30 years later. ...Read more
Barrier precautions: You should use a barrier between each other's skin to prevent direct contact. ...Read more
Possibly!: Hpv is now the most common cause for throat cancer in either sex! that said, it is highly contagious and easily transmitted! Oral sex with barrier protection can help, certainly with regular intercourse! All women should be vaccinated with hpv vaccine at an early age. The same case can be made for males! ...Read more
Yes!: And it may be behind the surge in throat cancer in men, even suggested by some that it may be responsible for more cases than smoking. Here is a good link! Www. Webmd. Com/sex.../4-things-you-didnt-know-about-oral-sex transmission to females also occurs, but lesions are usually visible in males! ...Read more
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