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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
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
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many have no Sx: Hpv can pass from one to another with no symptoms at all. Some strains will persist in the body for decades & only be recognized when cell changes on a pap smear suggest precancerous growth. Some strains will produce skin bumps that can grow into wart like growths on the genitals(male or female) & spread over time. ...Read more
Two issues: First, am not sure that your assumption that hpv clears more readily in men than women is necessarily correct, but assuming for the sake of argument that it is, it may be related to hormonal influences, and to the fact that detection in women may require invasive examination. ...Read more
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