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Different Types Of Hpv Viruses
Why do doc's say HPV will go away!?! its a virus. Won't it always be in the body, and you now have become a host to spread it to different people?!?
Can't stereotype: We can't stereotype viruses and say they all won't go away. If you catch the flu virus, you get very sick for a week, but the virus goes away after that. If you catch hepatitis a and turn yellow for several weeks, the virus will still go away when you get well. So, some strains of hpv tend to go away. The strains that "act badly" are the strains that tend to stick around and cause warts ; cancer. ...Read more
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
Depends: This depends on how you define having hpv. The virus has active and dormant phases. If you are discussing the active phase, like genital warts, these often eventually go away or respond to treatments.However, the virus is from a family of viruses well known for going dormant in the host body with the potential for recurrence.You tend to have it forever, but it may never return to an active state. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anti-viral pills be taken for HPV just like Herpes? What type should I start taking if yes? If not, what medicine then to use for the virus? HPV16
No treatment: unfortunately if you have HPV, there is no cure right now except for keeping your immunity up not smoking and maintaining good health. There is some evidence to say that getting a HPV vaccine can still be helpful. get regular Pap smears and see your doctor for any irregular bleeding. ...Read more
The doctor found 5 types of HPV and she said i need cervical surgery. What does it mean? If the HPV virus will be gone after the surgery?
Cervical surgery is: Usually called a leep or a cone biopsy. It is done to remove "dysplastic" or precancerous skin from the cervix. It does not make hpv virus go away, just the pre cancerous skin changes caused by hpv. The virus will still be there, there is no surgery or medication to get rid of the virus. ...Read more
Can you contract common types of HPV from touching a surface, potentially exposed to the virus, with your hands and then touching your genital area?
Unlikely possibility: There are over 150 subtypes of HPV virus , most of them are site specific , they have their own fetish for location. Plantar warts are caused mostly by type I ( &2,4,60,63 also ) Most of the time genital warts need sexual contact by mostly types 6, 11, 16, 18 & others. Need repeat exposure not just by causal contact may develop from 3 Wk to 8 months time ...Read more
Not in 1st stage: For most this can have no symptoms and clear itself within the first 2 years, only to remain in hibernation in your body.Some strains have been associated with cervical, penile, anal and throat cancer that could arise decades after the 1st infection.So for most this is a minor inconvenience, for a rare few it is deadly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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