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Doctor insights on: Hpv An Std

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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If neither partner has an STD could you get an STD from anal sex ?

If neither partner has an STD could you get an STD from anal sex ?

Not really, but...: The direct answer is no: if neither partner is infected, nothing can be transmitted to the other one. However, normal bacteria in the rectum can infect a man's urethra, causing discharge and painful urination like gonorrhea or nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). Also, minor injury to the anus or rectum can cause symptoms similar to those of some STDs. ...Read more

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Does HPV or genital warts cause bacterial vaginosis?

Does HPV or genital warts cause bacterial vaginosis?

No: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is caused by an imbalance in the normal vaginal flora. The normal bacteria that live in the vagina are taken over by other native bacteria usually gardnerella, mycoplasma, and mobiluncus species to name a few. Causes are numerous and usually are not pinpointed but can include antibiotic use, douching, and vaginal ph changes. Hpv has not been linked to bv. ...Read more

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Could an individual get genital warts?

Could an individual get genital warts?

Yes: Genital warts - caused by hpv virus - are common, but not dangerous. Symptoms include itching and bleeding they are contagious - and should be treated. Treatment depends on how many warts are present - a few can be coagulated or frozen in a doctor's office. A lot often requires a trip to the operating room. They all can be treated and removed. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Is thrush an std?

Is thrush an std?

Technically not: Sexually transmitted infections don't come out of the blue, somebody who has them have to give them to somebody. Thrush can occur spontaneously. Once you have it, though, a ping-pong effect may come into action. ...Read more

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Does an STD test test for hpv?

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Does an STD test test for hpv?

Not usually: Hpv is something a great many people get exposed to, and most will have no symptoms from it, nor is there anything to do about it even if it is positive without symptoms/lesions. ...Read more

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Can two STD free males get an STD if they have anal sex?

Can two STD free males get an STD if they have anal sex?

No, BUT....: Routine sts testing does not include hpv (which can cause anal cancers), does not rule out herpes or lgv , and may miss early stages of hiv. Unless both partners have never had sex before, the best approach is to be safe and use condoms at all times! ...Read more

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Is HSV 1 an std?

Is HSV 1 an std?

Can be, usually not: HSV1 primarily causes oral herpes, almost always acquired nonsexually, often in childhood. Most are asymptomatic, with no actual outbreaks of cold sores etc. However, oral sex by someone with oral HSV1 can transmit it to a partner's genitals. In that context, it's an STD. But the large majority of infections are not sexually acquired. ...Read more

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Is folliculitis an std?

Is folliculitis an std?

No : Folliculitis is caused by a mild, superficial bacterial infection. It is not a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Is STD or STI treatable?

Yes: Stds are all treatable...For now. However, we're now at the point where there's only one antibiotic left that still treats gonorrhea, with nothing else on the horizon. So don't throw away your condoms! ...Read more

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Can cunnilingus or fellatio transmit HPV (human papilloma virus) infections?

Can cunnilingus or fellatio transmit HPV (human papilloma virus) infections?

Yes to both but rare: The hpv virus is ubiquitous. But most of us, most of the time, are able to fight off its affects in terms of warts or precancerous changes of the cervix. That's just the preamble. Your question was about contracting it through cunnilingous or felatio. Yes it is possible but saliva, for the most part will kill the hpv. Never the less, there are increasing reports of oral/throat hpv. ...Read more

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Is HPV and STD or its an STI?

Is HPV and STD or its an STI?

STD = STI: There is no difference between STD and STI. Some STD specialists and other doctors prefer one term or the other, but they mean the same thing. All genital HPV infections are sexually acquired; call it whichever you like. ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch an STI from oral sex?

Yes: Yes you can get herpes, chlamydia, gon , many stds from oral sex, the way to prevent that is to make sure your partner does not have anything by asking him or her, and if you are worried make them go to the doc to get cultures, blood work to r/o stds, your own fault if you do not do that first before having oral sex, or if they won't then tell them no oral sex. ...Read more

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Can contract HPV or genital herpes after getting vaccinated?

Can contract HPV or genital herpes after getting vaccinated?

Misinformed?: There is no vaccine for herpes. The HPV vaccine only protects against the common cancer causing strains of HPV. It does not protect against the other strains of HPV. ...Read more

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I have a bacterial std. Is cephalexin good treatment for an STD like gonorrhea?

I have a bacterial std. Is cephalexin good treatment for an STD like gonorrhea?

GC resistant to CEPH: Cephalexin is not used these days for treatment of gonorrhea. You need to be checked and treated by your doctor or a clinic.You need to be examined and culture taken for gonorrhea and chlamydia or dna probe test done on discharge or urine test 2014 guidelines for treating gonorrhea one injection of ceftraxone250mgm or 400mgmof Cefixime orally and 2 grms of azithromycine as it will treat chlamydia. ...Read more

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Does an STD test or pap smear test for HIV/aids?

Does an STD test or pap smear test for HIV/aids?

Not necessarily: A specific HIV test has to be ordered by the doctor. Usually the doctor will inform the patient (or ask permission) before doing an HIV test, so if there was no discussion about it, most likely the test wasn't done. OTOH, everyone tested for STDs should also be tested for HIV, but different doctors and clinics have different policies, however. Call the office and ask directly. ...Read more

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Stds aside, can one get an infection from anal sex without a condom?

Stds aside, can one get an infection from anal sex without a condom?

Yes.: Std's, or sexually transmitted disease, are by definition an infection you acquire through sexual activity (like unprotected anal sex). There are many possible std's that could be transmitted this way, including hiv, gonorrhea, and more. If you have had unprotected sexual activity or have a new partner, make a doctor's appointment and get tested right away. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get an STD from oral sex?

Is it possible to get an STD from oral sex?

Agree w Dr. Klauber.: Oral sex has potential to transmit a number of sti's. Herpes simplex, hiv, hpv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis ; hepatitis can be spread via oral sex. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more