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Am I Hpv Infected
Define cure ??: Depending on the strain you can have visible lesions removed or the immune system will eventually clear the primary infestation within a year or two. However, HPV comes from a family of viruses that tend to hibernate within your system forever after the first infection clears.They may or may not re-activate and shed virus off and on indefinitely or never.There is no definitive cure. ...Read more
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
HPV Vaccines: Unfortunately not; the quadrivalent vaccine gardasil, for example, additionally, only protects against acquiring 4 common strains - 6, 11, 16, & 18. Once infected with any of these strains, or other strains, not covered by the vaccine, it is ineffective in eradicating the virus. ...Read more
My pap test shows normal cell and did not found any hpv. But HPV DNA shows high risk HPv 16.did not understand am i currently infected with hPV or no?
Infected: Presence of HPV DNA is more reliable and PAP smear examination by microscope alone. It is important that you follow your doctor's advice about repeat PAP tests. You may consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/moreinformation/cervicalcancerpreventionandearlydetection/cervical-cancer-prevention-and-early-detection-h-p-v-test ...Read more
Is it true that about half the population is infected with HPV? Thats what my friend told me. To me this seems false. An unrealistically high number
Higher!: According to the CDC It is estimated that as many as 75 percent of the reproductive-age population has been infected with one or more types of genital HPV and up to 5.5 million new infections occur each year. The good news: In the vast majority of cases, the virus causes no symptoms or health problems. However, number one cxause for cervical cancer and cancer of the throat! Immunize teens! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I do to help HPV leave my body?? What advice is there to make this go away faster?? Regular check-ups & no sex with infected person.
Likely stays: HPV is from a family of viruses that tend to persist in the body indefinitely. After initial infection, it can go clear any obvious tissue and go into hibernation for decades. That does not mean they always cause cancer, it just means you maintain a lifetime of monitoring so you can remove the initial stage of such change early enough to prevent it's spread. ...Read more
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