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According to the CDC, the HPV types that cause warts are not the same as the HPV types that cause cancer. So is there a test to see if someone has the cancer causing types? Particularly in the anus.
HPV DNA & RNA Tests: There are (geno)types of Human Papilloma Viruses that are either low risk or high risk (type 16 & 18) for causing cancer. HPV DNA or RNA tests can distinguish the type of virus and infections before cell abnormalities are detected. However the FDA approves these tests only for women with abnormal PAP test result or for cervical cancer screening among women over 30. Check this site: www.cancer.gov. ...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
According to the CDC, the strand of HPV that causes anal warts doesn't cause cancer, but another website says anal warts can possibly lead to cancer. Which one is it?
HPV types: There are over 100 different types of HPV. Some are most commonly seen in anal/perineal warts, while others are considered "high risk" for cancers at various sites. Because of the manner of spread for both the low risk and high risk types in the genital area is similar, and because co-infection with more than one type occurs, the situation can be complex and confusing. Best vaccinate/prevent expos ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Self cure in most: Most men get over the infection on its own; however, there is no known treatment to eradicate the infection in those who have persistent infection. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv-and-men.htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Sperm are created in the testicles and travel through the vas deferens (a tube) to ultimately exit the body at the end of the penis. The human papillomavirus does not impact sperm production or transport. It might be possible for a wart or a tumor (potentially caused by hpv) to impede ejaculation at the distal penis, thereby impeding the exit of sperm, but the sperm themselves would be the same. ...Read more
The vaccine, YES!: The hpv vaccine, or gardasil, is best known for its prevention of cervical cancers and cervical dysplasias. The hpv vaccine also protects against anal and rectal cancers, and is showing some promise in protection against esophageal and throat cancers that may be hpv related. It also offers protection against genital warts. So yes, get vaccinated! ...Read more
Several reasons: There's little incentive for companies to make tests for men. Unlike women, in men HPV lesions (warts etc) usually are easy to see and diagnose, so lab test isn't needed. There is no point in testing men without lesions; up to half age 18-25 would be positive, with no treatment. Most such infections never cause disease and testing would not help prevention. Instead of testing, rely on vaccination! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not as dangerous..: It is not as dangerous form men as it is for women. In men, it typically causes venereal warts. In women, certain strains of hpv can cause cervical cancer. Certain strains might be related to penile cancers. Best is to avid unprotected sexual relations and if you have a lesion that doesn’t belong…get it checked out. ...Read more