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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
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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