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How To Prevent Spread Of Hpv
Difficult: Epstein barr virus infections are very common. Transmission is through the saliva of infected person to another. The symptoms of infection may be very mild, but some people develop a major illness. Almost all of us have been exposed to it, and even many carry the virus in their saliva without actively being infected (carriers). Its best to avoid intimate mouth to mouth contact with ill people. ...Read more
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
#1 option: Wash hands adequately and frequently.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hand washing #1: The flu and other viral infections spread via moist droplets from the ill person's mucous (from coughs, talking sneezing), and from the recipient touching the mucos and then touching their mucous membranes, or directly breathing the viral particles. Average person touches their nose, eyes and mouth over 1000 time per day. Washing hands is the most important prevention. Also, avoiding infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaccination: Since the virus can spread from infected patients before they become physically ill, the only sure method of prevention or control is vaccination.Outbreaks this year in Houston and Ohio have been traced to imported cases (air travel) and spread to secondary contacts who were not vaccinated or had received only one dose. ...Read more
Several answers: If you have the flu, stay away from other people to whom you can give it. If not, avoid exposure, but most importantly, stay current with your immunizations. If you develop early symptoms your doctor can prescribe oseltamivir or other antivirals as the strain in circulation seems sensitive. ...Read more
Condylomata : This viral infection is passed from person to person. Avoiding contact with a person with an active infection is the best preventive measure. For young people, there is a vaccine which is very helpful at preventing this infection. ...Read more
Flu shot, hand wash: You and your family should get the flu shot. Young children are at high risk for complications from the flu. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Avoid close contact with sick people. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hand washing.: The swine flu is passed just in the same way as any regular flu or cold - when infected people sneeze or cough and other people breathe in the virus or get it on their hands and touch their mouth or eyes. Basic handwashing is key. Soap and water is good, but the alcohol based gels work best, and it's more convenient to use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
HPV vaccine: HPV types 6,11,16,18 are the most common that cause genital warts and are involved in cervical cancer and are the ones that are included in the vaccine. Technically if you receive the vaccine according to schedule you should not get these types, however not everyone responds to vaccines. Furthermore, it is possible to get strains that are not in the vaccine. So yes, you can still get warts ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone has HPV what can they do to prevent it from causing cancer? Other than getting checked constantly. How can they eliminate the risk factor?
HPV TREATMENT: HPV TREATMENT. You need an exam if the lesions are consistent with HPV two topical options are available ALDARA AND CONDYLOX (podofilox). If you are noticing a split stream when you pee, urology needs to see you for a cystoscope. In women with HPV they need to be monitored closely with Pap smears and if it develops into cervical dysplasia it needs to be treated surgically. It is very difficult to treat ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I get a hysterectomy to prevent any more HPV outbreaks? I do not want any more HPV drama and it has made me very depressed. I am 24 yr old
No hysterectomy: Consult with your gynecologist & seriously consider counseling with a psychiatrist or psychologist. Hysterectomy does not cure HPV which can affect more than your uterus. Sympathies for your HPV problems which are making you depressed but both problems need to be addressed. Good Luck ...Read more
I am at higher risk for HPV oropharengeal cancer, I am a 30 year old female is the risk significant and what can I do for screening and prevention?
HPV in a first cytology analysis of type (SIL. BG)/ CIN/ HPV) showed genotype of high risk (59). What is best next step & caution/prevention measure?
What did Pap show?: Did ur Pap cytology show SIL? - LSIL or HSIL? If so, given ur age, you need a Colposcopy, regardless of HPV result. However a high risk HPV subtype supports the cytology result of SIL. A colposcopy with biopsies / ECC will provide histologic samples for the pathologist to determine severity of cervical dysplasia. Please see clinician who is qualified to perform colposcopies to review ur results ...Read more
Can a person (male/female) who already carries HSV1or2, vaccinate Gardasil to prevent or lower the risk of getting other STDs, HPV or cancer etc.?
Is regular soap and water good enough to wash high risk cervical hpv off of the hands to prevent transmission?
Do the strands of HPV that cause warts also cause oral Cancer? What is the best screening/prevention for oral cancer?
Different HPV types: The types of HPV that cause genital warts do not cause oral cancer. Among the 100+ strains of HPV, only one, HPV16, causes throat cancer. Most other oral cacners are not due to HPV of any type. The main prevention is regular examination, i.e. your regular dental visits. Despite all the news reports, throat cancer due to HPV remains rare, even in people with oral HPV or lots of oral sex. ...Read more
Boyfriend just found a genital wart on him, we've had sex once what are the chances i will get it? I have not received the shot to prevent hpv!
HPV: I think you may be surprised by the statistics and also what we do not know yet about hpv. 96% of americans are exposed to one of the strains of hpv by the age of 26. It is likely you have been exposed long before this recent exposure to your boyfriend. This is the reason you get pap smears. I would hope you have been and will continue to get them. But, please get the hpv vaccine anyway! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No infection (CIN). If I have sex with partner wearing condom, will I give him HPV? How to prevent giving it to him? Does the virus always transfer?
Currently treating HPV warts with Aldara. One of them is beginning to ulcerate. What is the best way to prevent infection or sepsis?
Does HPV transit to outer body parts like abdominal, back, chest & face? Not genital. How to prevent that if it's possible?
Household contact ok: Thanks for the question, ron. You sound like a concerned parent. Since hpv is a sexually transmitted disease, it isn't spread by casual contact--being in the same room, using the same dishes, using the same facilities as your sister won't put them at risk. There is a vaccine available for girls and boys that offers protection against some strains of hpv. The cdc has more info about hpv at cdc.Gov. ...Read more
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