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How do you tell the difference in HPV and herpes?

How do you tell the difference in HPV and herpes?

Appearance: Herpes is a group of blisters. While hpv are small raised areas which must be treated because it will spread and be transmitted to your partners. Seek treatment early, since the more extensive the hpv, the harder it is totally eradicate. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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What is the difference between the blood test for HPV and herpes?

What is the difference between the blood test for HPV and herpes?

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

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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?

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 more

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How to know if I have herpes or hpv?

How to know if I have herpes or hpv?

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

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Are HPV and herpes conected/related?

Are HPV and herpes conected/related?

NO, they are two: Different entities - herpes simplex virus ; human papilloma virus. Both can be transmitted sexually. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes or HPV or something else?

How do I know if I have herpes or HPV or something else?

See a doctor: Depending on symptoms and exposure history, examination and/or lab testing can give the answer. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is worse and more dangerous, herpes or HPV? And why?

What is worse and more dangerous, herpes or HPV? And why?

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 more

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How long is it supposed to it take for herpes to show up and hpv?

How long is it supposed to it take for herpes to show up and hpv?

7-10 days and longer: Usually within 7-10 days following exposure to genital herpes a clinical response will occcure. Human papilloma virus or genital warts can take quite a bit longer. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get herpes recieving or HPV from rimming?

Is it possible for you to get herpes recieving or HPV from rimming?

Yes it is possible: Yes it is possible to get herpes and hpv infection by sexual activity called rimming which is also called analingus an anal oral sexual activity practiced by homosexuals and others. ...Read more

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What are shaving bumps compared to herpes and hpv bumps.?

What are shaving bumps compared to herpes and hpv bumps.?

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

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Is HPV a result of herpes infection?

Is HPV a result of herpes infection?

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 more

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If I tested negative for HPV and syphilis could I have herpes?

If I tested negative for HPV and syphilis could I have herpes?

Yes: Negative tests for hpv and syphilis do nothing to exclude herpes in your system, but whether it is sympotmatic or not would need more info. ...Read more

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Would a herpes culture come back positive if you have hpv?

Depends: You could be infected with both germs. They are both transmitted sexually and some infected persons can carry several infections at the same time. Some are relatively asymptomatic for extended periods. ...Read more

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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.?

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 more

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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?

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

Herpes (Definition)

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