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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. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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?

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 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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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 does an HPV outbreak typically last?

How long does an HPV outbreak typically last?

Varying times.: There are more than 100 different types or hpv. Depending on where the infection is it may last as little as 6 months or as long as 10 years. Cervical infections typically are cleared by the body after 8-10 months in roughly 70% of the time. ...Read more

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I have had cobblestoning on my throats and a small, somewhat translucent white spot on my tonsil for the last year. I have HPV 16 and have for a long?

Probably unrelated: Presumably your HPV16 infection is genital, perhaps showing up on a pap smear, right? While it is possible your throat is also infected, HPV is not a likely cause of either "cobblestoning" of the throat or the white spot on one of your tonsils. The large majority of HPV infections, including HPV16, are eventually cleared by the immune system. Discuss all this with your doctor & follow her advice. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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With women, it's possible for HPV to leave the body. How about men? Is it possible too? Can they be cured for good?

Unlikely if ever: Most of any outward signs of an HPV infection will eventually subside in people with a normal immune system. However, this is a family of virus strains that tend to persist in a hibernation like state indefinitely. People may shed the virus intermittantly, but seldom know when they are. ...Read more

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How does HPV affect men? My wife has HPV and was treated but what do I do? Is there a treament for me too or should I be concerned about any health effects for me?

How does HPV affect men? My wife has HPV and was treated but what do I do? Is there a treament for me too or should I be concerned about any health effects for me?

HPV: Hpv otherwise known as human papilloma virus is very common. It is estimated that 1/3 people carry the virus, however not all have symptoms or any health problem as a result of it. There are many of types of hpv. The most common causing genital warts. Other types cause cervical cancer in women, anal cancer in both men and women, and certain throat cancers.
The fact that your wife has hpv means that you are likely a carrier of the virus. The good news for you is that most men develop no symptoms or health problems as a result of contracting the virus.
Currently, there is no test to detect hpv in men. If you suspect you have genital warts or more uncommonly any signs or symptoms of cancer (new lesions, weight loss, swollen lymph nodes) you should bring this to the attention of your doctor. ...Read more

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Can men die of HPV if it lies dormant?

HPV can cause cancer: Hpv infections an cause genital warts or even cancer, although this isn't likely. Any persistent sores should prompt a visit to a dr. The hpv vaccine can help lower the risks of warts, female cancers (vaginal, vulvar, cervical), male cancers (penis, anus) and oral cancers. ...Read more

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