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Getting Tested For Hpv
Probably no need: I can't tell your sex. If female, then HPV testing is now done routinely with pap smears. Other than that, HPV testing is rarely needed or recommended. Even if you have been exposed, e.g. a partner with genital warts or abnormal pap, no testing is recommended; just see a doc if anything abnormal appears. Everybody has genital HPV at one time or another, and almost all infections clear up anyway. ...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
Should i get tested for HPV even if i dont have symptoms?It very rarely causes anything bad so getting diagnosed might cause more worry than its worth
Excellent point: Over 90% of people worldwide carry HPV so you could consider this "normal". Adding the stress of testing and positive results for a virus this common may add undue stress to people for no particular gain. Self examination of the genitals is probably more important. If warts or skin discolorations occur, that is when testing for high risk strains of HPV may be helpful. ...Read more
HPV vaccine: Human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 are the most likely types to cause cervical cancer and infection can be prevented with the bivalent (two strain) or quadrivalent (4 stain) vaccine. The quadrivalent vaccine also contains types 6 & 11 that most commonly cause anogenital warts. ...Read more
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I tell my bf I have hpv? My last few papsmears came back normal but i got it 3 yrs ago. What does it affect men and how do they get tested?
Just tell him: Most women have a few hpv strains on board. If he's worth having, it won't be a problem for your relationship. You may have gotten them from him, and if you've had unprotected sex, he's probably gotten it too. It's a cancer risk for an uncircumcised man and he'll have to keep tabs on himself, but he's an adult that that's not a problem. ...Read more
Tested pos for HPV in 2015. My chart says neg for 16 & 18. Also says pos for other H risk type. What does this mean? Will I eventually get cancer?
Not necessarily: Woman have been getting pap smears for decades before we knew the link to HPV.Now we understand that some strains are more likely to produce cervical cancer than others.It may show up in years/decades or NEVER after the primary infection.Use this information as motivation to go in on time for your followups.Early detection of precancerous changes can allow removal before it converts to cancer ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been tested for HPV with my pap smear annually for the past 3 yrs.This year my HPV test was positive. Does this mean I have always had HPV and just now showing up or did i just recently get hpv?
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
I have the 3 gardisil shots. In December went to get Pap smear. Was abnormal and tested hpv positive? Why do I have hpv if I have the shots?
Likely had it: At a listed age of 25, there are several possibilities. The greatest benefit of the vaccine occurs if given before any sexual activity starts.In the pre-vaccine era, up to 70% of women tested positive in their early 20's. There are also other HPV strains not in the previous vaccines (2 or 4 strain).A new 9 strain vaccine may be available in the near future.You can be asymptomatic with HPV for yrs ...Read more
I have been diagnaus with HPV about 10 months ago. I get tested every 3 months and my pap test keep coming back abnormal. What is going on and why?
May take longer: Hpv may take up to 24 months to clear. The reason for receiving follow up is that hpv sometimes leads to cervical cancer. Please don't hesitate to address these concerns with your doctor--this is a general answer and each person's care may be individualized based on your age, any precancerous changes on a pap smear or colposcopy, or other factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will my partner get HPV when I don't have active infection? He uses a condom & I tested negative 2 months ago for lesions / inflection (CIN). Thanks
Condom helps: Unfortunately,there is no way to know when you are shedding HPV virus, especially for those with internal disease and no visible markers (warts). There is possibility of transmission during shedding, and barriers like condoms reduce but do not eliminate the possibility of transfer. ...Read more
I was tested positive for high risk HPV (negative for 16 and 18) but my doctor did not send me to get a coloscopy done. What should I do?
I was tested for HIV 1&2 HPV 1&2 ghonorrea syphallis hepetitis ab&c and climitia. All negative. Are there any other STDs I should get tested for? Tnks
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