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Can You Still Have Children With Hpv
Yes: While the vaccine was under development, random blood studies showed the majority of women had evidence of prior HPV by their mid 20's.Most went on to have healthy kids.It is only after the tie in with cervical cancer that more testing was done, and the vaccine developed.Genital warts can pass if mother is shedding virus during vaginal delivery, erupting up to 2 years later in the baby. ...Read moreSee 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
Yes: Infection with hpv does not affect the ability to have children by itself. Having intercourse with a partner raises the risk of giving that partner the hpv infection. You likely should be vaccinated prior to getting pregnant, but consult your OB on his/her view of current practice for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: The visable location of an HPV lesion is not the only tissue that may shed virus. Most will clear visible lesions over time, but the germ may still reside in tissues and shed intermittantly.Use of condoms can help prevent spread, but are not 100% effective, specifically for surfaces not covered bu the condom. ...Read more
HPV: Most people with hpv don't develop symptoms or health problems. Hpv infections resolve spontaneously within two years, but sometimes these infections will persist and cause a variety of serious health problems. Once this has disappeared it is not likely to be communicable to others. Go and get the hpv vaccine. This is the most common std and it helps to be protected. ...Read more
What exactly is hpv?...will it make me and my husband sick...will we still continue to be healthy?
Wart virus: HPV is the family of wart viruses. different members of the family cause differ diseases. The types 6 and 11 cause 90% of the genital warts. These are uncomfortable but are basically like warts elsewhere but do occur in the genital area. There is another group of these viruses that are known as the high risk viruses which increase the risk of cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal cancer. ...Read more
If I had HPV in the past, but have tested negative for it for several years, can I still spread it to someone else or is it gone?
Probably gone: There's confusion about the duration of HPV; it's complex and new knowledge comes along frequently. HPV DNA may persist for life, but not necessarily. Even if DNA is there, the immune system usually controls infection to a point it doesn't reactivate or cause disease, can't be detected, and can't be passed to partners. That's probably where you are. Get vaccinated to prevent future infections. ...Read more
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