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Can You Get Hpv Twice
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
Human papiloma virus: The hpv are a group of more than 100 viruses, some of which cause problems in humans. Two strains are known to cause genital warts and 2 strains are associated with cervical, anal& penile cancer. It is spread through skin to skin contact with surfaces shedding the virus. It can be acquired & lay dormant for years before surfacing to cause problems & spread to others.
You choose: The present HPV vaccine helps protect people from 9 strains of the HPV, but only if they have never been infected by them. It is given as a series of injections to yield long term benefit. It was approved to target the 9-16yo age group. At a listed age of 53, you are not in the target group. It would not hurt you, but may have minimal value. You would likely have to pay the hefty cost (>$200/dose)See 1 more doctor answer
It is common but: If one is sexually active and has multiple partners than the risk of HPV infection is very high If a college woman has at least one different partner per year for four years, her likelihood of contacting HPV infection is 85% It can be prevented by sexual abstinence, use of condom, monogonous relationship and by HPV VaccineSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: If you are both certified virgins, the probability of you contracting hpv from him is very low. There are a percentage of people however who are "born" with hpv, after contracting it from their infected mothers. Please keep this in mind. My suggestion would be to get vaccinated against hpv before you have sex reducing your risk even further!
Probably no need: I can't tell your sex. If female, then HPV testing is now done routinely with pap smears. Other than that, HPV testing is rarely needed or recommended. Even if you have been exposed, e.g. a partner with genital warts or abnormal pap, no testing is recommended; just see a doc if anything abnormal appears. Everybody has genital HPV at one time or another, and almost all infections clear up anyway.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Dr office: You can be tested for hpv at your doctor's office. If this is not an option, your local health center most likely will be able to do the testing as well.