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Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

HPV: HPV is a very common virus and there are many strains. Only a few of them are associated with cervical cancer for the female. Once you have the virus it will stay in your system. There is no treatment for the virus. The best prevention at this time is to get the HPV vaccine prior to sexual activity to prevent you from contracting the virus. Screening pap smears is important to look for changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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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)

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 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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