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How long does HPV last?

How long does HPV last?

Unique to patient...: Duration of hpv infections are unique to each patient. An "average" person may clear an hpv infection in a couple of years; however, complete clearance depends upon the strain of hpv, immune status of the person, nutrition, and smoking (among other things). Cigarette smokers have a more difficult time with hpv. See a doc or visit a clinic for an exam and pap test with hpv dna test. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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 long does HPV last outside the body on an object?

How long does HPV last outside the body on an object?

Possibly 1 week. : A 1997 study in the journal of infectious disease demonstrated that hpv-16 showed 100%, 50%, and 30% of infectivity when dehydrated on a surface for 1, 3, and 7 days, respectively, at room temperature. But the real-world transmissibility of genital hpv is when present on fomites such as towels, underwear, or gloves in unknown. I would be conservative, and take precautions to avoid transmission. ...Read more

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How long does an HPV outbreak typically last?

How long does an HPV outbreak typically last?

HPV: Hpv infections are often cleared in those under 30. In patients over 30, the hpv infections are often persistent. Effects of the hpv (ie, warts, dysplasia) may go away, but the hpv may remain in the body. ...Read more

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If you took a shot when you were 13 or 12 for HPV how long does it last ?

If you took a shot when you were 13 or 12 for HPV how long does it last ?

Hpv vaccine: You needed three hpv shots to be fully covered for a possible life time. If you did not have three shots you are not covered ...Read more

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Positive HPV, 1 year ago was negative, could I have contracted long time ago and been detected until now, or did I contracted it within last year?

New acquisition: Once the HPV test shows antibodies to the virus it should remain so for your lifetime. You may not show any visible sites, but that's how the tests give us a timeline.There is always a possibility that an earlier test was falsely negative ...Read more

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Does HPV last forever?

Does HPV last forever?

Depends on person: Some people infected with hpv mount successful immune responses to the virus and will completely clear the infection. We are not able to at this time to predict who will be infected and have the virus linger (carriers) versus completely clearing the infection. It is possible to become 'reinfected' with hpv especially if exposed to a new / different viral type. There are > 100 types. ...Read more

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I have hpv, does this last forever?

Yes: You also need to stop worrying or beating yourself up about it. With routine health care (pap smears if you're a woman, just keeping an eye on that thing if you are a man and getting suspicious lesions checked by a competent physician), it's not going to kill or mutilate you. Everybody has a few strains of hpv. Get the immunization so you don't get any more nasty strains. ...Read more

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How long can HPV survive outside the body?

How long can HPV survive outside the body?

HPV: Not long. If you are concerned about transmission of this virus by other than direct person to person contact this is very very unlikely. If you are using a dildo, however, and it is in direct contact with an hpv infected individual and then immediately used by another, this has the potential to transmit the virus. ...Read more

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What are the long-term complications of hpv?

Cancer: Hpv infections that linger in your body will put you at risk of developing cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and even throat cancer. If your immune system is healthy, these cancers are rare...But it is the most important reason to get good follow-up for hpv infections. ...Read more

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