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Doctor insights on: How Many Different Strains Of Hpv Are There

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How many different strains of HPV are there?

How many different strains of HPV are there?

More than 80: There are strains of hpv with numbers up to #82. 30-40 different strainscan be responsible for stds. Different strains seem to be responsible for common warts that grow on hands for instance, or plantar warts or genital warts. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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 are the different strains of HPV genital warts? Which is worse?

What are the different strains of HPV genital warts? Which is worse?

> 100 strains of HPV: 2 types HPV-16 & HPV-18 are responsible more cancers of cervix, vagina introitus & penis than any of the others. Thus are the worst. Cancer takes 15 - 20 years to develop. Check www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/HPV ...Read more

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What strains of HPV are looked for in pap smears? How soon after exposure to HPV would one have an abnormal pap?

What strains of HPV are looked for in pap smears? How soon after exposure to HPV would one have an abnormal pap?

Pap smear: Pap smear looks for effects of hpv not strains of hpv. It depends on the strain and your immune status. It is usually years to see dysplasia develop. ...Read more

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Is it possible to test all 40 strains of hpv? Please explain.

Yes: But not commercially, only in research or university laboratories do you have anyone interested in doing all 40 strains. ...Read more

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Is strain 16 the only one that causes oral hpv?

No: There are more than 100 types of HPV. Most can infect the mouth. However, HPV 16 is the only type associated with cancer of the throat. Even there, it's really not a serious worry. Throat cancer due to HPV 16 is rising in frequency, but still quite rare. ...Read more

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Does your body eventually clear HPV? What if you were infected with multiple strains? Would this impede your body from clearing the strains?

Does your body eventually clear HPV? What if you were infected with multiple strains? Would this impede your body from clearing the strains?

HPV is cleared...: ...by the immune system, typically over 6-18 months. HPV may persist in tissues, and the virus itself sometimes reappears to cause an abnormal pap smear, but usually does not. Infection with several strains of HPV is very common and does not affect clearance. There is nothing unusual or especially worrisome about your HPV infection compared with others. I hope this has helped. Best wishes. ...Read more