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Can men be tested for HPV?

Can men be tested for HPV?

Yes: There are both serum tests (antibody response) and clinical tests for what appear to be HPV lesions. Their doc can arrange this.

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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How do I tell my bf I have hpv? My last few papsmears came back normal but I got it 3 yrs ago. What does it affect men and how do they get tested?

How do I tell my bf I have hpv? My last few papsmears came back normal but I got it 3 yrs ago. What does it affect men and how do they get tested?

Just tell him: Most women have a few hpv strains on board. If he's worth having, it won't be a problem for your relationship. You may have gotten them from him, and if you've had unprotected sex, he's probably gotten it too. It's a cancer risk for an uncircumcised man and he'll have to keep tabs on himself, but he's an adult that that's not a problem.

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How are men tested for HPV if no symptoms appear?? For Both genital & throat.

How are men tested for HPV if no symptoms appear?? For Both genital & throat.

No: There is no approved test for HPV screening in men. However, some doctors are urging anal Pap tests for gay and bisexual men, who are at higher risk of anal cancer caused by HPV.

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Can men get hpv?

Can men get hpv?

Most are benign: Over 120 different types of hpv. Different types infect different parts of body. Most are harmless, easily treatable and not precancerous. Some produce warts that are easily seen and others growths that are nearly invisible. Types 16 and 18 account for vast majority of cervical cancers. Type 16 has been linked to oral cancer. Contact spreads the virus.Sexual contact spreads types 16, 18 and others.

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Does HPV 16 affect men?

Does HPV 16 affect men?

Yes: Hpv is a form of human papillomavirus that causes cancer. In men it can cause cancer of the penis, anus, and oropharynx.

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Can women give HPV to men?

Can women give HPV to men?

Yes: Hpv is everywhere and most people have at least one strain of it. It is pretty easily transmitted from either gender to any sexual partner.

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Can men be cured from hpv?

Can men be cured from hpv?

Self cure in most: Most men get over the infection on its own; however, there is no known treatment to eradicate the infection in those who have persistent infection. See this site for more information on this topic. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv-and-men. Htm.

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How can HPV detected in men?

How can HPV detected in men?

HPV in Men: There is yet to be a test for men to detect hpv. Right now the only diagnosis comes from observation of warts.

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What is incidence of HPV in men?

Will see warts: On the penis. Often times they can be very small so will ahve to be seen with magnification. I recommend the male go to a urologist for diagnosis or to rule it out.

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How can men find out if they have hpv?

See a doc / provider: Hpv can cause genital infections of the penis, scrotum, cervix, vagina, vulva, perineum, and anus / perianal skin. Men can start by seeing a provider and having a physical exam of their genitals to see if there are any warts or skin / mucus membrane changes present. An experienced doc can often tell by just looking. In some cases, scrapings or biopsy might be performed.

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Could HPV clear in 24months in most men?

Maybe, maybe not: Obvious lesions of HPV as well as shedding of the virus may clear in the majority of patients in 2 years. However, they may also persist out of site in the tissues and remain for decades. Future shedding is possible as would be transmission to others..

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What are symptoms of HPV in women and men?

What are symptoms of HPV in women and men?

Many have no Sx: Hpv can pass from one to another with no symptoms at all. Some strains will persist in the body for decades & only be recognized when cell changes on a pap smear suggest precancerous growth. Some strains will produce skin bumps that can grow into wart like growths on the genitals (male or female) & spread over time.

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How do hpv oral symptoms look like in men?

How do hpv oral symptoms look like in men?

Warts, cancer (rare): Oral HPV usually causes no symptoms at all. Rarely warts inside the mouth; more rarely, cancer of the throat. The vast majority of oral HPV causes neither problem and clears up on its own. But warts and maybe cancer are more common in people with immune deficiency, especially due to HIV (maybe on your mind, since you're in Uganda?). If you think you have oral warts, HIV testing is necessary.

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Why does HPV go away in most men than women?

Why does HPV go away in most men than women?

Two issues: First, am not sure that your assumption that hpv clears more readily in men than women is necessarily correct, but assuming for the sake of argument that it is, it may be related to hormonal influences, and to the fact that detection in women may require invasive examination.

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How can men know with certainty if they have hpv?

Physical exam: One of the problems with early diagnosis of hpv is finding the virus before it has spread. Without clinical lesions in the male it is difficult. This is one reason immunization has been recommended for men as well as women.

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Can someone tell me how men find out if they have hpv?

See a doc / provider: Hpv can cause genital infections of the penis, scrotum, cervix, vagina, vulva, perineum, and anus / perianal skin. Men can start by seeing a provider and having a physical exam of their genitals to see if there are any warts or skin / mucus membrane changes present. An experienced doc can often tell by just looking. In some cases, scrapings or biopsy might be performed.

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Can there be really no way for men to know their HPV status?

Sorry, but no: There are not routine testing methods available for men to know their hpv status.

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What are the signs o HPV in women and men? Who giives it to who

Depends on strain: Hpv is a family with >50 known strains at this point. Four strains seem to dominate the harm inflicted on humans, 2 more internal & 2 external. External strains produce wart like growths on genitals that may start as tiny bumps & grow to inch sized clusters or more. Internal strains may be carried unrecognized for 20+ years before causing cancer.Infected parties give it to uninfected, m=f.

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What do 16 and 18 HPV types look like in men? Is it very hard to see?

Invisible: Hpv subtypes 16 and 18 are not known for causing genital warts, so it is unlike you will see anything on an male infected with these viral strains.

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