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How Do You Catch Hpv
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Is it possible to catch HPV from shared use of towels, toilets, and pants (if they were worn without underwear)?
No: No. Genital HPV is only transmitted by intercourse.
Am I at risk of catching HPV by trying on a pair of jeans (with my underwear on) previously worn by a friend of mine?
Unlikely: I don't think you should worry about that kind of exposure as transmission to your body would be extremely unlikely.
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?
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.
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.
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
I have had anal sex all protected each time, will I catch HPV still even if none of my sex partners have HPV?
No: If none of your sexual partners have hpv, you cannot acquire it.
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