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Can Hpv Kill Men
Maybe: Hpv causes most cervical cancers, at least half of all vaginal, vulvar and anal cancers and is now shown to cause over 75% of all head and neck cancers, plus most non-melanoma type skin cancers. That adds up to 10's of thousands of deaths per year in the us alone and that is a ton of risk. Hpv is a deadly, albeit slow to cause death, virus and vaccination is a huge help. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
Family of viruses: HPV is a family of viruses that infect the skin. Those strains that prefer to live on genital skin are often transferred sexually. Some strains cause genital warts while others are associated with various cancers. The primary infection tends to clear in most with a normal immune system, but the cancer associated strains hang around and turn to cancer decades later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soap/H2O fail w/HPV: Soap and water will not kill hpv. There are currently surfactants, chemicals and hydrogen peroxide vapor being evaluated to kill the virus on surfaces but currently no topical treatments for killing the virus are effective. This virus is associated with cervical cancer and head/neck cancer. Vaccination of our at risk population is key! ...Read more
If you smoke cigarettes and you have hpv, will your body kill or not kill the virus on its own if you smoke?
No, though...: Good imagination - similar to drinking red wine to the heart. But there has been no one word good about smoking tobacco in available literature yet - unlike red wine story; so, stop smoking to save life and live longer ; better; no such a thing. Smoking can help control hpv, but healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence ; obsession as described in http://www. Energy-ability. Blogspot. Com/ ...Read more
See answer: Though chemotherapy is used for advanced HPV-related cancers, I am unaware of systemic chemotherapy being used for genital or skin HPV warts as, at present, risks and costs far outweigh benefits. There are a variety of topical treatments available for visible warts. Though there is no specific cure for HPV infection, most infections resolve on their own within 2 years via your own immune system. ...Read more
Yes and no: The HPV viruses are members of a viral family that tends to remain forever in the host it infects. Many will develop enough antibody response to clear the initial infection only to have it surface occasionally, shed enough to pass to others or work its damage. Those strains that cause genital warts are easier to monitor during primary or secondary events. Not all have visible recurrances ...Read more
Some, yes: Hpv is a virus that can cause certain cancers, including cervical cancer. This can certainly kill you if not caught early and treated. Genital herpes is unlikely to be fatal, unless you get severely immunosuppressed and it attacks other organs, such as the brain. Hepatitis can cause liver failure and death, or can lead to liver cancer and death from that. Hiv can certainly kill. ...Read more
How long does hpv survive outside the body. What disinfectants will kill the virus on a surface. Does washing and drying your clothes kill the virus?
Doesn't matter: You're asking the wrong question. It doesn't matter whether HPV survives away from the body, on clothing, on a surface, etc. Contact with these things never transmits the virus. Without sex or other direct skin-skin contact with an infected person, nobody ever gets HPV. So no need to worry about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please explain to me how to exposure the penis to the PDT in order to kill the HPV virus on the whole penis skin, how long should I wait on each part..
Here are some. ..: Please specify what PDT is supposed to mean in this question so I or my colleagues can provide answer for you. Please reword and punctuate for easier understanding. Thanks. ...Read more
Can the hpv virus on skin killed by radiation? As radiation also can kill cancer cells? Possible or not?
Maybe/but why?: HPV warts are relatively easy to eradicate by freezing, laser and or application of various chemicals. Why would anyone take the risks involved with radiation when less risky treatments are available? Most infestations by HPV strains are removed by the immune system within 2-3 years. However, they can hide in your tissues and resurface on and off for years. Complete cure is not likely. ...Read more
I read handsoap isn't enough to kill HPV. If so, how can I prevent HPV from genital wart from spreading to other body parts if accidentally touched?
Tissue specific: These germs tend to grow only in certain locations. The HPV genital wart strain likes the skin of your genital/anal region. It is not going to seed onto areas of your other skin (arms, legs, face, etc.) In people with AIDS it has shown up an areas like the lips, but with normal people it seems contained to those areas. ...Read more
According to last questions, I mean applying Photodynamic therapy on penis and stretch it with moving both sides to kill HPV every 2 seconds for 20 min?
No ino available: Photodynamic therapy has been employed in the past to treat superficial malignancies. Applying it for superficial viral infections is feasible. Whether it will work on the penis is conjecture. A nonsurgical photodynamic therapy (PDT) procedure is being developed to destroy tissue infected by human papilloma virus (HPV) and treat precancerous lesions without damaging healthy tissue. This is first being tested in cervical lesions with HPV. A device to employ this technology is called Cevira, using advanced LED technology in a self-powered, disposable device. It initiates a photochemical reaction in exposed tissue to destroy the virus ...Read more
Self cure in most:
Most men get over the infection on its own; however, there is no known treatment to eradicate the infection in those who have persistent infection. See this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv-and-men. Htm. ...Read more
HPV can cause cancer: Hpv infections an cause genital warts or even cancer, although this isn't likely. Any persistent sores should prompt a visit to a dr. The hpv vaccine can help lower the risks of warts, female cancers (vaginal, vulvar, cervical), male cancers (penis, anus) and oral cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I tell my bf I have hpv? My last few papsmears came back normal but I got it 3 yrs ago. What does it affect men and how do they get tested?
Just tell him: Most women have a few hpv strains on board. If he's worth having, it won't be a problem for your relationship. You may have gotten them from him, and if you've had unprotected sex, he's probably gotten it too. It's a cancer risk for an uncircumcised man and he'll have to keep tabs on himself, but he's an adult that that's not a problem. ...Read more
Most are benign: Over 120 different types of hpv. Different types infect different parts of body. Most are harmless, easily treatable and not precancerous. Some produce warts that are easily seen and others growths that are nearly invisible. Types 16 and 18 account for vast majority of cervical cancers. Type 16 has been linked to oral cancer. Contact spreads the virus.Sexual contact spreads types 16, 18 and others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer