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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. Shari Jackson
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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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How do you contract hpv?

How do you contract hpv?

Unprotected contact: Generally hpv is contracted through unprotected sexual contact. Unfortunately it is common to contract hpv and not realize it. Not everyone has outward signs of hpv all the time, so you can have it and not know it. This is why it is important for women to have regular pap smears, and why the new hpv vaccines are recommended for young women and men. Talk to your doctor to learn more. ...Read more

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Can you contract HPV from woman to woman ?

Yup: Any contact with either the area in question or the lesions themselves serves as potential source for transmission. Being "safe" clearly applies here; regardless of gender! ...Read more

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What are the odds of contracting HPV during oral sex?

What are the odds of contracting HPV during oral sex?

Unknown but low risk: Oral HPV infections can occur -- on average, they are roughly one tenth as frequent as genital infections. For the most part, oral sex can be considered low risk for HPV, but not zero risk. There are no data on the transmission chance for any single oral sex event, but I would guess it's a lot lower than 1 in a thousand (in either direction, i.e. genital to oral or vice versa). ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract HPV any other way besides sexually?

Is it possible to contract HPV any other way besides sexually?

Yes: Hpv or human pappiloma virus is the agent for warts. It can occur any part of the body covered by skin or mucosa. So contact with other body parts of another person not in a sexual context can still pass the infection over. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract HPV by performing oral sex on someone who has it?

Is it possible to contract HPV by performing oral sex on someone who has it?

Yes!: And it may be behind the surge in throat cancer in men, even suggested by some that it may be responsible for more cases than smoking. Here is a good link! www.Webmd.Com/sex.../4-things-you-didnt-know-about-oral-sex? transmission to females also occurs, but lesions are usually visible in males! ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract HPV from using same bed sheets and sharing a drink?

Is it possible to contract HPV from using same bed sheets and sharing a drink?

Not likely: Hpv is generally spread by close contact such as sexual intercourse. It is not spread simply by sleeping on the same sheets as someone with the virus, or from sharing a drink. ...Read more

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Can you contract HPV from using the same towel? Drinking after someone? Or kissing?

Can you contract HPV from using the same towel? Drinking after someone? Or kissing?

Good Question: Hpv can be potentially be transmitted from kissing, especially french kissing because of contact with the mucosa - the inside lining of your mouth. It can be transmitted through genital sex and oral to genital sex. There is no data about contracting hpv from towels or drinking glasses... I think that is less likely a possibility. ...Read more

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What happens if someone contracted HPV while pregnant does that mean the baby will have it?

What happens if someone contracted HPV while pregnant does that mean the baby will have it?

HPV pregnancy: No. Contracting HPV during pregnancy does not expose the fetus. The potential source of exposure to the fetus is during delivery but the risk of the baby actually becoming infected in a way that will have an impact on the baby's health is very low. ...Read more

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Does a woman have to have an outbreak of HPV for a man to get warts also, or to contract hpv?

Not necessarily: Unfortunately hpv in a woman can often be present without the women knowing it. Genital warts are usually painless, so you often don't have any symptoms from them. Furthermore in women it is difficult to actually see everywhere that the warts might be. On a related note if you're known to have hpv, don't forget about regular pap smears! ...Read more

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