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Doctor insights on: How Do You Catch Hpv

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Can HPV be cured or is it only treated??

Can HPV be cured or is it only treated??

HPV: Hi, most of HPV infections are cleared by the body within 2 years. There is currently no specific treatment for HPV infection. But there is vaccine approved for use in women and men to prevent the high risk HPVs. ...Read more

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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Could I catch HPV from cousin?

Could I catch HPV from cousin?

Depends on variables: If you had intimate (infected skin to skin) contact with that cousin it is possible. Casual contact with them would not pass it. ...Read more

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If I have HPV and get cured will I catch it again if my bf has been exposed to it since I had it?

If I have HPV and get cured will I catch it again if my bf has been exposed to it since I had it?

No: This is not like a strep throat you can pass back & forth several times. Once you have a strain of HPV (there are dozens) you become immune to that strain. It will often clear in its own in a year or two but it can hibernate in you and reactivate in the future. You can give it to your bf and he will eventually develop his own immunity but he could pass it to other partners as could you. ...Read more

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Should I worry about catching hpv if I become intimate w/ someone before getting all 3 shots? (I've had 1 and will get all 3, but that takes 6 months)

Too long, don't wait: Congratulations for a responsible approach to sexual safety, and for being immunized against HPV. The vaccine is highly protective 1 mo. After 2nd dose (2 mo total) -- not quite as good as 3 doses, but close. Also, bad outcomes are rare from any single HPV infection, and condoms reduce risk. So don't let HPV overly dominate romance and rewarding sex. I don't think you need wait 6 months. ...Read more

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Boyfriend has hpv, how can I prevent myself from catching it?

Boyfriend has hpv, how can I prevent myself from catching it?

You can't: Take the immunization for hpv and this will protect you from the strains that you have not already met. Everybody has some strains of this ubiquitous virus and most are at worst just minor nuisances. That you're in a relationship and want to be physically close is great, and the hoopla over a virus whose dangerous effects can be prevented by routine health care shouldn't interfere. ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch HPV from shared use of towels, toilets, and pants (if they were worn without underwear)?

HPV: Transmission by inanimate objects or on a person’s hand is unlikely, although nothing is impossible. Use of condoms is recommended and if you can receive the vaccine that is also beneficial. Be careful, it is dangerous out there. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If a man has oral sex with I female that has HPV and warts. And has oral with another female can the other female catch HPV and warts?

If a man has oral sex with I female that has HPV and warts. And has oral with another female can the other female catch HPV and warts?

Be safe: There are many varieties of hpv virus. Some live only in the genital area and others can also take up residence in the mouth and throat. Since it is impossible to know what type the person in question has, it is best to err on the side of caution. ...Read more

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My husband wiped a bleeding cut with a sweat rag from another person. The rag was damp, can he catch a disease like HPV or whatever they could have?

No HPV or STD risk: Any infection risk is low. If there is risk at all, it's for cold viruses, influenza, and common skin bacteria like staph, strep, and so on. There is no risk for HPV or other STDs, which are not transmitted in this way. ...Read more

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Can you catch HPV from smoking after someone who has the infection?

Can you catch HPV from smoking after someone who has the infection?

Doubtful: There appears to be a requirement for skin to skin contact and abrasive force before this tissue surface germ can affix itself and trigger an infection. Saliva also has some anti-infective capabilities. If a person has an altered immune system from HIV or chemo, they may be at risk. Otherwise I doubt it would be an issue. ...Read more

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Can my child catch HPV by taking a bath with an HPV infected person?

No: Hpv is sexually transmitted. Causal contact, including sharing towels or taking baths does not transmit hpv. ...Read more

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If menstrual blood from a HPV infected person was on a toilet seat, can someone else catch it?

If menstrual blood from a HPV infected person was on a toilet seat, can someone else catch it?

Unlikely: Genital HPV does not infect normal skin, such as that found on the thigh or buttock, which is the area in contact with a toilet seat. The virus must come in contact with genital skin or mucous membrane. ...Read more

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What are the chances of not catching HPV from person who's infected when you have unprotected sex?

Not good: But don't worry! hpv is very common and highly contagious. If you know you have been exposed to it, get regular pap smears and follow up as directed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you catch hpv from a toliet seat urine or can you catch a disease from urine period please help?

Here are some. ..: Catching virus or bacteria doesn't mean going to contract and develop disease by virus or bacteria because we constantly rely on the natural barriers - skin/ mucosa, and personal defense immune ability to win the invisible war against the all microorganisms inside and around us. Of course, taking precaution with sanitary approach to daily living would help, but not overzealous and even obsessive. ...Read more

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If I had sex with my husbend in bed than my son set on bed and I have hpv dose my son catch hpv from bed?

HPV: Theoretically possible if he contacts reservoir fluids though practically impossible;in any event get him vaccinated against HPV ASAP ...Read more

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I took a sip with MY straw from the drink of a person infected with oral HPV (she had already drunk from her cup). Can I catch HPV this way?

I took a sip with MY straw from the drink of a person infected with oral HPV (she had already drunk from her cup). Can I catch HPV this way?

VERY UNLIKELY: The transfer of this germ generally requires direct contact by two surfaces involved. A little germ debris floating in a drink does not have the power to grind into your tissue. I would not sweat the issue. ...Read more

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Can you catch HPV from borrowing a bathing suit from an infected person?

Unlikely? Possibly?: Hpv is presumed to survive a short time outside the infected person, so if a swimsuit comes off an infected person and goes immediately onto a second person, it makes sense that the second person can catch the hpv. If a swimsuit goes in the washer/dryer before the second person wears it, the second person is safe. If a swimsuit isn't washed but just hung up to dry, possibly hpv lives hours? Days? ...Read more

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How long does it take to get oral cancer if you catch HPV at 25y?

How long does it take to get oral cancer if you catch HPV at 25y?

Variable: Most people do not get cancer from hpv infection. Other factors, such as use of tobacco, alcohol and other infections may increase the risk. Genetic predisposition to hpv induced cancer also plays a strong role. The lag time varies from years to decades. ...Read more

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How do you "catch" the types of cervical cancer? Is it always by sex with an HPV carrier?

How do you "catch" the types of cervical cancer? Is it always by sex with an HPV carrier?

Sex: Unfortunately a condom is not as benificial with hpv exposure as it might for other std's. Infectious particles are often located outside the area covered by a condom & spread in a stealt fashion, so your only realistic ways to avoid hvp is to abstain or get the vaccine. ...Read more

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Can you catch hpv and herpes from blood on the wall by toilet tissue wasn't sure if any was on toilet paper please help very worried?

Can you catch hpv and herpes from blood on the wall by toilet tissue wasn't sure if any was on toilet paper please help very worried?

Very unlikely: You cannot get HPV or herpes that way. HPV and herpes cannot be spread by touching hard surfaces, like a wall or toilet seat. It also cannot be passed by sharing clothes or towels or by toilet paper near dried blood on a wall. ...Read more

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This girl I know has hpv. Something to do with the cancerous type. Can I catch it if I hug, touch, kiss her? I'm kinda worried to be around her : (

No: Not transmissible by casual contact. If you are interested in pursuing a relationship, you might consider getting the hpv vaccine. ...Read more

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Can you catch hpv and herpes from blood on the wall by toilet tissue wasn't sure if any was on toilet paper please help very worried? Blood was nt dry

Can you catch hpv and herpes from blood on the wall by toilet tissue wasn't sure if any was on toilet paper please help very worried? Blood was nt dry

No risk, no worry: Herpes and HPV are not transmitted through blood. Even for blood borne viruses like HIV or hepatitis B or C, this sort of contact carries little or no risk -- especially if the toilet paper did not have large amounts of wet blood, and if no contact of the blood with open sores. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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I was infected by hpv gental wart since 3 years ago I trated by cryo tell now I don't have wart. I have baby dose my baby 3 month old catch hpv?

I was infected by hpv gental wart since 3 years ago I trated by cryo tell now I don't have wart. I have baby dose my baby 3 month old catch hpv?

Hard to say: If your baby was delivered vaginally and you were shedding HPV virus at the time (can happen without visible warts), the baby might become infected. Babies can have genital or vocal cord warts develop within the first 2 years after birth under those circumstances. ...Read more

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My hausband and I have hpv not visibal wart. I'm pregnant my hausband ejaculet semin inside my dose my baby catch hpv from semin?

My hausband and I have hpv not visibal wart. I'm pregnant my hausband ejaculet semin inside my dose my baby catch hpv from semin?

No: It does not work that way. During pregnancy the baby is surrounded by a series of membranes and fluid through which this germ cannot go. It is only those germs that gain entry to your blood that can get to baby, this does not. Wart strains can be passed if the kid's skin is contaminated during vaginal birth. We don't have evidence that the non-wart strains are passed this way. ...Read more