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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?

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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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Can men get hpv?

Can men get hpv?

Most are benign: Over 120 different types of hpv. Different types infect different parts of body. Most are harmless, easily treatable and not precancerous. Some produce warts that are easily seen and others growths that are nearly invisible. Types 16 and 18 account for vast majority of cervical cancers. Type 16 has been linked to oral cancer. Contact spreads the virus.Sexual contact spreads types 16, 18 and others. ...Read more

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Can men be tested for HPV?

Can men be tested for HPV?

Yes: There are both serum tests (antibody response) and clinical tests for what appear to be HPV lesions. Their doc can arrange this. ...Read more

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Should men get the HPV virus?

Should men get the HPV virus?

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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Can men get cancer from HPV like women do?

Can men get cancer from HPV like women do?

Yes : Though uncommon as compared to hpv-related cervical cancer, in men hpv is associated with a large percentage of both penile cancers and anal cancers. ...Read more

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Can men be treated to get rid of of HPV like women do? How? What treatment should they go through? What needs to be done? Surgery?!

Can men be treated to get rid of of HPV like women do? How? What treatment should they go through?  What needs to be done? Surgery?!

None: at this time there is no treatment to rid a person of the HPV virus,. That is why we are vaccinating young men and women against the most common cancer causing strains of the virus men who are positive should use a condom to prevent spread of the virus ...Read more

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Can men get rid of high risk HPV?

Can men get rid of high risk HPV?

Not really: Almost everyone gets genital area HPV infection from time to time, sometimes several times. The "high risk" types are among the most common and most infections cause no symptoms. Even high risk HPV types usually do not progress to cancer and most cases are never diagnosed. The immune system clears up most HPV infections over time. Unfortunately, there is no treatment to make it go away any sooner. ...Read more

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Can men be cured from HPV that causes warts? Will their healthy immune system get rid of it? And will warts go away by themselves or surgery needed??

Not really: Once you've met a particular strain of HPV, it's yours for life. Warts may come and go. Anything you read about "strengthening your immune system to fight HPV" is by crooks. Warts are best removed by your physician. ...Read more

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How are men tested for HPV if no symptoms appear?? For Both genital & throat.

How are men tested for HPV if no symptoms appear?? For Both genital & throat.

No: There is no approved test for HPV screening in men. However, some doctors are urging anal Pap tests for gay and bisexual men, who are at higher risk of anal cancer caused by HPV. ...Read more

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How long am i suppose to wait to get 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 more

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Where to get tested for HPV without anyone noticieing?

Dr office: You can be tested for hpv at your doctor's office. If this is not an option, your local health center most likely will be able to do the testing as well. ...Read more

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Was curious as to where can my boyfriend get tested for hpv?

Was curious as to where can my boyfriend get tested for hpv?

Urologist: We usually dont test for hpv in men because there is very little risk for them unlike women that get precancer and cancer cells in the cervix. ...Read more

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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

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

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If i was to get tested for hpv, wouldn't the test come back positive because of the antibodies?

If i was to get tested for hpv, wouldn't the test come back positive because of the antibodies?

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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How do you get HPV from a man to a man?

Skin to skin contact: The hpv is passed from the infected skin surface of one person to another. Affecting whatever surfaces are involved. ...Read more

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Can i get HPV if my bf was just tested and is clean? And he's is my first also

Can i get HPV if my bf was just tested and is clean? And he's is my first also

No test for men: Currently there is no test for men for hpv. His doctor may have said he has no warts due to hpv, but that does not mean he is not a carrier. Go to this website to read more about hpv and men. http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv-and-men.htm. ...Read more

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Can a man get HPV by receiving just oral sex from a woman.

Can a man get HPV by receiving just oral sex from a woman.

HPV and Oral Sex: Not likely. As you have been taught previously, it is more likely that the women get hpv in this scenario than giving it. ...Read more

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Can a man get rid of HPV permanently?

Can a man get rid of HPV permanently?

Yes: Check with your doctor. It is a wart and can be burned out of existence in expert hands. ...Read more

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