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Can You Have Hpv For Years And Not Know It
HPV: This is one of those viruses that can stay with you but some people may never have symptoms. There is a vaccine against the more common types of this virus which is helpful against cervical cancer and genital warts that is now offered to preadolescent and young adults to reduce this virus infection in the public . ...Read more
Can i be tested to see if i carry the HPV virus 25 years ago i was treated for condiloma, never had another bout that i know of.
Currently : Currently there is no routine testing done on men. If you are male and you have a wart removed, it can be sent to the laboratory for analysis including hpv testing. On the otther hand if you are female, the likelihood of you carrying the hpv virus is high since you have had a condyloma. During your next routine pap smear, your doctor can include an hpv test. Take care. ...Read more
I know that HPV can leave the body in few years with immune system. What STDs also can leave the body & what doesn't ? And why if possible??
It's complicated...: Even without treatment, some STDs are cleared in a few weeks or months, such as gonorrhea and chlamydia. But they still need treatment; they can leave a lot of damage if not treated. HPV is cleared, but it usually takes 1-2 years, and HPV DNA persists and infection can reappear. STDs that last indefinitely include syphilis, herpes, hepatitis B, HIV. The biological reasons are complex. ...Read more
Yes but not b/c HPV: While it's possible to lose one's sex drive (libido), it won't be due to HPV or any other sexually transmitted disease/infection, at least not directly as a result of infection. With that said, complications from STD/STI eg pain or just emotional distress from chronic infection could certainly affect your libido negatively. Go see your Family Doc for complete evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very unlikely: The immune system clears almost all HPV infections within 1-2 years. After that, the infection is effectively cured and cannot be transmitted. HPV DNA can persist in tissues (it isn't known how often this actually happens), sometimes leading to reappearance of infection years later, e.g. with an abnomral pap smear in women. But usually not, and long delayed transmission to partners is very rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have HPV does my male partner have hpv? And how will it clear up in 2 years if my partner has HPV too? Wont I get the HPV back?
Yes - it will - no: If you have hpv, your partner has been exposed and likely infected. 80% of hpv infections are cleared in the first year by the immune system, and 90% by three years. Once you have had and cleared any virus (including hpv), your immune system prevents reinfection - so you will not get the same virus again. ...Read more
Have seen things saying HPV goes away within a few years but Dr says it stays your whole life, any truth to it eventually going away, can't transmit?
HPV: This is a life-long infection. You can transmit HPV by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who does not have the virus. It is most commonly spread during vaginal or anal sex. HPV can be passed even when an infected person has no signs or symptoms. The vaccine may be of some help. ...Read more
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