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Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

HPV: HPV is a very common virus and there are many strains. Only a few of them are associated with cervical cancer for the female. Once you have the virus it will stay in your system. There is no treatment for the virus. The best prevention at this time is to get the HPV vaccine prior to sexual activity to prevent you from contracting the virus. Screening pap smears is important to look for changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Hpv (Definition)

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


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Can you catch HPV from borrowing a bathing suit from an infected person?

Can you catch HPV from borrowing a bathing suit from an infected person?

Unlikely? Possibly?: Hpv is presumed to survive a short time outside the infected person, so if a swimsuit comes off an infected person and goes immediately onto a second person, it makes sense that the second person can catch the hpv. If a swimsuit goes in the washer/dryer before the second person wears it, the second person is safe. If a swimsuit isn't washed but just hung up to dry, possibly hpv lives hours? Days? ...Read more

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Can my child catch HPV by taking a bath with an HPV infected person?

No: Hpv is sexually transmitted. Causal contact, including sharing towels or taking baths does not transmit hpv. ...Read more

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Can i catch a std's such as syphilis, HSV or HPV by wearing someone's else dry bathing suit over my underwear?

Can i catch a std's such as syphilis, HSV or HPV by wearing someone's else dry bathing suit over my underwear?

No risk: No -- there is no chance of acquiring an STD. It wouldn't be a risk even if the bathing suit were set and you weren't wearing underwear. They call them STDs for a reason: they are not transmitted without sex! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have passed HPV to my daughter while bathing/changing her?

Is it possible to have passed HPV to my daughter while bathing/changing her?

Unlikely: There seems to be a component of active skin to skin contact with the body parts susceptible for HPV transfer. You are unlikely to have your hands contaminated with virus and contact her genital skin to make the transfer.However,mothers can pass the virus to a baby during a vaginal delivery if she is shedding virus. It can lay dormant up to 2 years before showing up as genital or vocal cord warts. ...Read more

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I have HPV, can I transmit it to my one year old daughter by bathing with her?

I have HPV, can I transmit it to my one year old daughter by bathing with her?

No risk: HPV is not transmitted by nonsexual contact. Household contacts never get it despite years of sharing kitchens, bathrooms, clothing, towels, eating and drinking utensils, etc -- and not by bathing together. Your daughter is not at risk in the slightest. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Can HPV be transmitted by sharing bath puffs/sponges or towels? If bodily fluids were present?

Can HPV be transmitted by sharing bath puffs/sponges or towels? If bodily fluids were present?

Unlikely: Transmission is generally from skin to skin contact. However , a wet towel recently used by an infected person could potentially spread infection to another individual. It is best not to use others towels or sponges. ...Read more

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Bathing (Definition)

Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama ...Read more