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How Do You Tell The Difference In Hpv And Herpes
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
Different viruses: Hpv is human papillomavirus, the cause of cervical and anal dysplasia and cancer. It is not diagnosed by a blood test. Herpes is a different virus, which can cause genital and anal lesions. There is a blood test for it, but is not used for diagnosis: it just tells you whether you've ever been exposed or not. ...Read more
How is it that immune system can get rid of HPV in body and can't for Herpes? Isn't HPV more harmful and complex than Herpes? What's the difference?
Good question: The body's defense systems combats infection to eradicate from the human body, a complex interaction between the host (the body) and the invading orgsnism usually is the case, in case of Herpes, the virus remains dormant, undetected by the immne system radar in some cells and some nerve roots, once body resistance wanes for a reason or another it flares up until the body fights it back ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: Depending on symptoms and exposure history, examination and/or lab testing can give the answer. See your doctor. (This sounds like the same member asking the same question as before. Same answer!) ...Read more
See a doctor: Depending on symptoms and exposure history, examination and/or lab testing can give the answer. See your doctor. ...Read more
HMMM: Depends on your perspective. Herpes is usually more painful when you get an outbreak, but HPV can cause cancer and or genital warts that can be so extensive that you have to undergo extensive laser surgery that can leave you permanently scarred. Cancer of course can result in needing painful surgeries, biopsies, and death. So they both are pretty bad. HPV at least has a vaccine available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All different: Shaving bumps (folliculitis): Shaved areas only (obviosly), red bumps, some pimple-like, often a hair visible in the center. Warts are painless, non itchy bumps, often firm or quite hard. Herpes: initial red bump becoming blister then open sore over a few days, then healing with scabs. Initial herpes and warts usually on genitals per se, e.g. labia minor, vaginal opening. But see MD if uncertain. ...Read more
No: Hpv is human papilloma virus (there are many different strains). Some strains of hpv cause genital warts or cervical cancer. Herpes simplex type 1 and type 2 viruses cause herpes infections, which usually are sores, such as sores on the genitals or sores on the lips. Herpes sores are painful clusters of tiny blisters, and they heal up only to return some time later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I live in the same household as someone who has herpes and hpv. Can I contract these without being sexual?
Is the vangina supposed to be bumpy on the inside?? It's been bugging me I do have hpv anal but these don't look like herpes what could it be??
I'm not sure if I have hpv or herpes. The bumps don't look like either, and I've been tested for herpes before. Also never got gardasil.?
Herpes vs. HPV: Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) are viral infections that cause skin lesions. Herpes can appear on the mouth as cold sores (HSV1) or around genitals (HSV2). HPV can occur anywhere on the body. Herpes can cause ulcerated, black-ish lesions while HPV causes smooth round warts (see images). HPV does have a vaccine that (Gardasil) protects against some (not all) HPV strains. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I gave oral sex to a woman and I am worried about contracting herpes, hpv, warts or somthin. I heard to get something oral is rare is this true?
Mostly true: Oral sex can be considered safe sex. It's not completely free of STD risk, but low risk for all STDs and zero for some. Altogether a lot safer than unprotected vaginal or anal sex. Risk is especially low for cunnilingus (oral-vaginal). Oral warts and herpes in particular are rare from oral sex. No need for testing if no symptoms (sores of lips or tongue, sore throat) in next 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
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