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Hpv Blood Test
Can one test HPV through blood test from the arm? Or is it done via DNA vaginal swab test and Pap test only? Can any doctor answer please?
Need a swab: HPV is a host of different viruses. Everybody has some of them. They're not dangerous if you comply with routine screening and care for cervical cancer. Even if you had every one of the mean strains, it's not worth getting yourself worked up over. Be thankful for a health care system that despite all the dysfunctions won't let HPV kill or ruin you. ...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
How can we test if we have HPV in our body? Blood test is suitable choice? Can HPV transport by blood exchange?
HPV: There, unfortunately, is no blood test available yet. The only real tests can be done on tissue from cervical or anal pap smears. ...Read more
Http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1660559/ says that HPV can be detected by blood test when doctors here confirmed its not possible! Help??
HPV Pap based test: The presence of HPV is determined with tissue sampling and the DNA fingerprint essentially. This is the most exact method to detect its presence. Although blood tests are possible they are not available for routine use clinicaly. Pap smear changes were an older methodology as well. Difficult to measure in men without an equivalent tissue based test. ...Read more
Can I donate blood like I used to? HPV 16 positive. Will it be detected in the blood test? Will I cause harm to others if I donate? Shall I stop it!?
Of course: I'm concerned about you for asking, and whether there isn't some misunderstanding. You say you are 29, and have had breast cancer -- this should have been a consideration as to whether you can donate blood, rather than your HPV-16. The HPV virus will probably never be a problem and if it is, it's manageable if you comply as I understand you have done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different viruses: Hpv is human papillomavirus, the cause of cervical and anal dysplasia and cancer. It is not diagnosed by a blood test. Herpes is a different virus, which can cause genital and anal lesions. There is a blood test for it, but is not used for diagnosis: it just tells you whether you've ever been exposed or not. ...Read more
Some Doctors say HPV can't be detected by blood test & it's impossible when others yes with antibodies! Pathology doctors too! Whom should I believe?
Antibodies=exposure: HPV lives primarily in the epithelial cells that line the skin and some body cavities. Our immune system reacts by making antibodies which if strong enough may limit or prevent future infections as is expected with young women who have been vaccinated. Currently the best way to test for the virus is to examine material from the infected tissue . There is no blood test. ...Read more
How to know if my partner has genital HPV or not? He's ok and no symptoms. Blood test? DNA test? How can men find out? What's the treatment for them??
Don't ask: Please forgive me. There's no test for HPV for a man, and no treatment. If you are right for each other, it's moot. HPV is not a danger to your life if you get regular pap smears and follow-up. If this guy is worth loving, and loves you, take him just as he is -- and be thankful also for the fact that we can manage HPV. You have been immunized, right? ...Read more