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Doctor insights on: Getting Tested For Hpv

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Dr. Robert Kent
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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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Should teens be getting tested for oral cancer hpv?

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Should teens be getting tested for oral cancer hpv?

What teens need: 1 a good sex education!. So you know all consequencies of what you do or you would do. You really dont have to start becoming sexually active at early age. You will not miss anything much. In fact you gain more- self respect, better health, good sleep and focus more on your study. That what teens need. 2. Hpv vaccination for boys and girls - teens age up to 26. ...Read more

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When getting tested for anemia can I also get tested for std?

Ask your doctor: It might vary from office to office, but the man who promises to keep your confidence and who knows, is your doctor. ...Read more

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I have genital herpes and tested negative for HIV and have lesions should I get tested again explain?

I have genital herpes and tested negative for HIV and have lesions should I get tested again explain?

Tested for what?: You have herpes and there is no need to retest for that. If you are asking for retest for HIV, you may redo the test in 6 months or so. However, if you are engaging in at risk behavior, you should get tested regularly. ...Read more

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Who should get tested for syphilis? All married couples?

Who should get tested for syphilis? All married couples?

All pregnant women!: All pregnant women are screened for syphilis. Non-pregnant women may get tested on their own initiative or if their doctor recommends it. ...Read more

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Tested negative on a pap for HPV , could I have genital warts?

Tested negative on a pap for HPV , could I have genital warts?

Yes: The pap is a focal exam of the cervical cells for the hpv types that like to grow at that site.The hpv strains causing anogenital warts are different and would not be assessed by a pap smear. ...Read more

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Can you get cervical cancer despite repeatedly tested HPV negative?

Can you get cervical cancer despite repeatedly tested HPV negative?

No , not true: Most of time cancer of the cervix is due to hpv virus but not all the time, other factors are involved in genesis . Cancer of cervix could be detected early and possible to cure by early diagnosis , by simple regular gyn visits, with pap smear with out requiring any complex test & interments ...Read more

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Is there a chance to get hpv-16 in oral sex for a monogamous couple if both partners took HPV vaccines already?

Impossible question: Probably not. Especially if both have gardisil (this one fact makes me very happy for you both). So, I am unsure why you keep asking this question. There can be no 100% guarantee for you since there is no test for this in the throat. You have done everything you can today to make sure your are healthy and that this insidious virus is kept at bay in your life. ...Read more

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Where can I get tested for HPV and hiv?

Any doctor's office: Or most urban health departments.

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If i tested negative for HPV and syphilis could I have herpes?

If i tested negative for HPV and syphilis could I have herpes?

Yes: Negative tests for hpv and syphilis do nothing to exclude herpes in your system, but whether it is sympotmatic or not would need more info. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my partner to get tested possitive for chlamydia confidentially?

Is it possible for my partner to get tested possitive for chlamydia confidentially?

Yes: All md's are bound by hipaa (privacy act) rules and are ethically required to keep these matters confidential. The exception is, if the test is positive, the state health departmetn may or may not be notified based on the laws of each state. ...Read more

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I was tested positive for hpv. But tested normal on my pap smear. Can i receive oral sex.

I was tested positive for hpv. But tested normal on my pap smear. Can i receive oral sex.

Depends: Most women are able to eliminate the hpv infection, with time. It is not clear what hpv test was done, or if you have active infection. If you are actively infected you can transmit the infection through regular sex as a well as oral sex. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv.htm. ...Read more

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Do pregnant women get tested for herpes?

Do pregnant women get tested for herpes?

Sometimes: It is not routine to test for herpes during pregnancy. However, iit is certainly done when indicated. ...Read more

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When you get tested for HIV and syphilis will you get tested for aids to?

When you get tested for HIV and syphilis will you get tested for aids to?

AIDS: Aids is the medical condition/syndrome that is caused by an HIV infection. The diagnosis of aids by a clinical exam and having several medical conditions associated with the HIV infection. ...Read more

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How accurate are IGG blood test for herpes for person never having an outbreak? Partner tested positive for hsv2.

How accurate are IGG blood test for herpes for person never having an outbreak?  Partner tested positive for hsv2.

It depends...: The HSV IgG blood tests are good but not perfect. With the most common test (HerpeSelect®), strong positive (HSV2 index 3.5 or more) is proof of infection, regardless of symptoms. Negative (under 0.9) also is conclusive. Index >1.1 is officially positive, but many results 1.1-3.5 are false. Other IgG tests less well studied. Such uncertainties are why HSV blood tests often are controversial. ...Read more