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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hpv (Definition)

HPV stands for Human Pappiloma Virus which is a group of Viruses that are responsible to cause Cancer of Cevix in women and Cancer of Anus and mouth in both sexes.It usully transmitted by Sexual intercourse,vaginal,anal and oral sex It is ...Read more


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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

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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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How long will it take to be cured of HPV as a adult male?

How long will it take to be cured of HPV as a adult male?

Depends: Hpv can easily "cured" if treated appropriately. However, the virus may remain in the penile skin although not visible to the eye. These viruses may cause a recurrence of the warts in the future and close monitoring is neccessary. If no visible lesions are present, then one can be considered "cured" but must be monitored for possible recurrence in the future. ...Read more

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I received 2 of the HPV shots but forgot to get the last one and its been almost a year should I go get the 3rd one?

Yes, you should.: The manufacturer of the HPV vaccine states that you do not need to start the series over and that you can just go and get the 3rd one to complete the series. ...Read more

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What are the long-term complications of hpv?

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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