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Can Hpv Lie Dormant For 20 Years
If HPV can lie dormant for up to 20 years, does the gardasil HPV vaccine prevent it from ever appearing?
No it won't: Hpv /gardasil prevents the infection of the body with two important high risk strands of the virus (out of 100 there are 10 high risk strands). You need to get the vaccination prior to exposure to the virus strand. Once it is in your body the vaccination does not prevent it from becoming active. A decreased immune system could activate it so try to live healthy! ...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
Yes: Hsv type 1 and type 2 infections are chronic/life long. Even without a flare up, the virus is produced by your cells at low levels and you can be contagious. Not all causes of flare ups are clear; they tend to occur during times when the immune system is decreased. This can occur with stress, fighting other infections (like a cold) or with certain meds. Certain meds can decrease contagiousness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Initial no 2nd, yes: Initial exposure with lesions will be evident within 2 weeks. Secondary recurrence can lay dormant for long periods of time before reemerging. ...Read more
Herpes: Recurrent herpetic outbreaks are usually shorter in duration (averaging 7 days), with less severe symptoms and are often preceded by a prodrome of itching or burning in the affected area. Systemic symptoms are usually absent. Most people diagnosed with a first episode of genital herpes can expect to have several (typically four or five) outbreaks (symptomatic recurrences) within a year. ...Read more
Yes: Chlamydia may be a silent infection for years. Even though it it not causing any overt symptoms, it may be causing inflammation of the the cervix, the uterus, and the tubes. Over time this can result in damage to the tubes that may affect fertility. It is important to have a PCR test for chlamydia if you have had sex without condoms with a partner who could be infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 52, married over 26 years and recently diagnosed with positive HPV , negative pap. I've never had a positive pap. Does HPV lie dormant?
It can: Unfortunately, if you have never been tested for hpv before, the hpv could have been acquired any time from the first moment you became sexually active until recently. Not all people with hpv will develop cervical cellular abnormalities so your history of normal pap smears does not solve the dilemma.For more information www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more
Can syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes simplex virus (i and ii), and chlamydia go unnoticed for years in an asymptomatic female?
HPV type 81 in women. How serious? Worst case scenario? Where HPV come from?! Two people no HPV can create HPV? Completely cure? Ever come back?
HPV18 or 81?: I wonder if you mean HPV18, not 81. HPV18 is quite common and one of the major cancer-causing HPV types. If truly type 81, it's probably unimportent. Two people cannot "create" HPV"; it was acquired sexually from someone else. Most HPV infections are cleared by the immune system and do not come back, and even high risk types rarely progress to cancer. Get vaccinated! ...Read more
Yes: Yes hpv often lies dormant. That is, people encounter the virus when they are young and then normal paps, or no evidence of lesion, until one has an abnormal pap or a lesion in older age. If this question is regarding you, your doctor should be able to tell whether your cancer is related to anal cancer, as not all anal cancers are due to hpv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am a 50 year old widow been treated for HPV virus for 28 years had same partner for 27 years what can I do to start new life had approximately 7 warts removed in life of virus no bad paps
There : There in cure for hpv. The good news is that the strains that cause warts do not cause cervical cancer. However you need to continue with yearly pap smears. If you are worried about speading the virus, or contracting other strains for that matter, you should use condoms with any new partners. This is a good idea anyway especially if you are going to be in a new relationship(s). You can start your new life by being safe and responsible with the use of condoms. Take care and enjoy your life! ...Read more
Yes indeed: This is exactly how HIV behaves. HIV infected people usually feel and look entirely well for up to 10 years, sometimes even longer. But the infection is not truly dormant; the virus is busy destroying the immune system. If you think you have HIV, absence of symptoms doesn't mean anything; you must be tested to know. If you are at risk and haven't been tested, do it now! Good luck. ...Read more
Infected with multiple strains of HPV, a cancer causing one and 2 non cancer causing ones. Will HPV go away or will I have it forever? 24 years old.
HPV infection: At a young age, HPV infection now is common, and most infections are transient, resolving spontaneously. The key concern for cancer and other less serious lesions (warts, etc.) are the ones that persist over time. However, if your situation socially is producing continued exposure, and theefore potential infection, with new or repeated strains, the risk continues to go up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If treated should be done bit can be reinfected. Was your partner treated. ...Read more
Im 20 years old. Diagnosed with genital warts. No immune disorders. Will my body be able to clear the virus?
Possible: There is no cure for genital warts. You will likely have intermittent symptoms for life OR sometimes they spontaneously resolve. Less than half of the viruses (~100) that cause HPV are sexually transmitted. You can however get an HPV vaccine to prevent you from getting some of the other strains of the virus. Freezing and some topicals may or not get rid of the physical warts. ...Read more
Yes: They can be format in your body for a very long time. If you are young your body might clear the infection without you knowing you have it. If it does not clear, the warts can appear at any time, many years later. It is often a problem on a faithful marriage if the infection was caught beforehand ...Read more
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