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High Risk Hpv 1
If two people who had no sexual contact before so no stds had sex can they spread high risk hpv to one another ?
No: One of the great arguments for virginity until a monogamous marital relationship is the lack of any risk of a sexually transmitted disease. You cannot have or transfer a disease to which you were never exposed or had. There are some variable diseases that you can get without sex that can pass during sex, like flu, mono, hepatitis, etc. but not the true STD's. ...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
If you clear one strain of high risk HPV would it mean that you would have cleared all other strains?
No. Strains differ.: Some viral strains are more alike in an immunological way, meaning your antibodies to one might give you protection against another. Each person can end up with a collection of strains that he does not have good immunity against, but get rid of strains he has good immunity against. The more worrisome strains are ones that most humans tend to have difficulty getting rid of. Always be vaccinated. ...Read more
If one gets high risk HPV orally can it be spread through saliva onto person in the sense of one drinking from the same glass as the infected perso?
I have high risk hpv, first pap test showed CIN i, the last one showed there were no changes on cervix, how optimistic should I be about the next pap?
How's genital high risk HPV be treatable?? Don't most if not all doctors claim it to be non-curable?? How can one then be cured 100%?? Confused ughhh
HPV: There are no antibiotics to treat HPV, however, the immune system of the majority of women will fight it off in a few years. Its generally not a life-long problem. If you have High-risk HPV, you will need to see your Gyn more frequently. I have personally not seen a case of cervical cancer in a women who does the follow-up. Its always been in women didn't follow the advice of their Gyn. ...Read more
I never had period cramps. But over the past year- i have been having hectically painful ones. Im worried i may have cysts. Had a pap smear, only high risk HPV- being treated for it.
Should i be worried about the monthly pain?
Painful periods : There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. You and your obgyn can discuss the treatment options and evaluation of heavy periods ...Read more
Unlikely: Papillex is essentially an vitamin/mineral/nutritional supplement designed and advertised to boost your immune system. Truth: a strong immune system is important in prevention and treatment of any type of infection. Are there any 'controlled, randomized, double-blind, valid' scientific studies showing that papillex or any otc supplement truly boosts your immune system to help cure hpv. Answer: no. ...Read more
Need further testing: Hpv infection is very common, and consists of a large family of related viruses. Certain types are considered high-risk in that they are associated with higher rates of cancer. To type these viruses, further testing, called serotyping, must be performed for identification. See you gynecologist or primary care physician for details, and be sure to use condoms during sex. ...Read more
Why wait?: If you are worried, the best idea is move up your appointment . Let your doc know why you want to come in early. ...Read more
Yes... but: Most patients infected by the 7 or so HPV strains associated with cancer will clear the initial infection within 2-3 years. However, these strains are well known for their ability to hibernate & recur years or decades later. The pap smears done to screen for cervical cancer were in common use for decades before we understood a link to HPV. Clearing the primary infection does not mean risk is gone. ...Read more
I have high-risk HPV, but am negative for HPV-16 and HPV-18. What are the chances this will clear up?
Im 20 and recently got diagnosed with high risk hpv. I had the cells frozen. Will the HPV ever "go away" ? I don't want to pass it on to future partner
Define "go away": HPV is a family of viruses and at least a dozen strains have been identified as higher risk.These will often clear on their own in 1-2 yrs in healthy adults, but can hibernate, recur & produce the cell changes seen on pap smears. Its good that they froze any abnormal cells. It may/not recur & you may or not shed the germ, exposing others.You are not alone.Some studies show >50% with HPV antibodies ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not ...Read more