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Can HPV be cured or is it only treated??

Can HPV be cured or is it only treated??

HPV: Hi, most of HPV infections are cleared by the body within 2 years. There is currently no specific treatment for HPV infection. But there is vaccine approved for use in women and men to prevent the high risk HPVs. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Is HPV contagious?

Is HPV contagious?

Yes: It is spread by direct skin to skin transfer from an infected patient whether symptoms of the virus are present or not. ...Read more

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What types of HPV aren't contagious?

What types of HPV aren't contagious?

All HPV are contagio: All hpv viruses are contagious but not all cause symptoms or genital wartssome will cause no symptoms and clear with time. ...Read more

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What exactly is hpv? How contagious is it?

What exactly is hpv? How contagious is it?

Human papilloms viru: Hpv stands for human papilloma virus which is a polyoma virus causing infection of the skin and mucous membranes. There are well ober 100 serological types a few of which can cause cancer especially in the cervix. It is modestly contagious and requires some contact with an infected person or fomite in a susceptible person. ...Read more

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I have HPV, my question is now I am contagious for life? Will wait for your answer, thanks.

Yes: HPV cannot be cured; therefore, the infected person is essentially contagious for life. Approximately two-thirds of the people who have sexual contact with a partner with genital warts will develop this disease. Remember that use of condoms may prevent the virus from coming in contact with susceptible skin areas. However, since HPV can infect the scrotum and vulva, transmission can occur outside condom-covered areas. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hpv 1 and hpv 2. I was diagnose with hpv 1. Is that contagious. If I don't have oral sores?

What is the difference between hpv 1 and hpv 2. I was diagnose with hpv 1. Is that contagious. If I don't have oral sores?

Both herpes viruses: The "old"teaching was that HPV1 was always above the belt and that HPV2 was always below the belt. With more oral sexual activity that doesn't hold. We have very few successful antiviral a but we do have for the herpes class viruses. There are different doses for treatment and for suppression. Speak to your doc! ...Read more

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Are HPV warts contagious?

Yes: Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease and are indeed quite contagious. In the United States and much of developed countries, hpv is actually the most commom std! ...Read more

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IS hpv contagious after warts are gone?

Yes: There are many types of HPV and most people who have it never see warts. So, some types of HPV would show up as warts, but virus lives deeper. ...Read more

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How contagious is HPV of there are no visable warts presence?

How contagious is HPV of there are no visable warts presence?

The virus can still: Be transmitted even if there are no visible warts. ...Read more

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I don't know much about hpv, my boyfriend has it and I'm scared to kiss him, is HPV contagious?

I don't know much about hpv, my boyfriend has it and I'm scared to kiss him, is HPV contagious?

HPV is contagious: Human papilloma virus is contagious. There are multiple strains of hpv. Some can cause cervical cancer, some throat cancer and some warts.
You are still young enough to go to your doctor and start the hpv vaccine series with Cervarix or gardasil. Become more aware and start a school program making all of your friends, boys and girls aware of hpv. The vaccines can stop the spread of cancer. ...Read more

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I requested a HPV test after testing negative the past five years (five years ago I had cervical hpv). If it comes out negative am I still contagious?

I requested a HPV test after testing negative the past five years (five years ago I had cervical hpv). If it comes out negative am I still contagious?

No need for retest: It was a mistake to have another HPV test. If you have been sexually active in the past 5 years, probably you have been reexposed and likely reinfected with HPV. A positive result now probably would not be recurrence of your past infection. Regardless of your new test result, you can safely assume that previous infection is gone and no longer contagious. Your more recent infection (s)? Maybe. ...Read more

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If I had cervical HPV five years ago and it was froze, and all my paps since have been negative am I still contagious?

HPV virus: The HPV virus can resolve on its own. It can lay dormant in some cases and reappear later on. One can reacquire it from new sexual partners. Your pap smears have been normal for 5 years which is good indication that it is not active at this time. ...Read more

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I am a male. How long can hpv remain dormant (i.e. not contagious) in my system before becoming active and contagious?

I am a male. How long can hpv remain dormant (i.e. not contagious) in my system before becoming active and contagious?

It varies for each: Person. We don't know why HPV becomes active in certain people and not in others, but there is no way to predict whether it will cause warts on your genitals or not. A very important thing to remember is that as long as you have HPV, you can still transmit it, even if you don't have visible warts. That's why doctor's recommend condom use and the HPV vaccine for sexually active men and women. ...Read more

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How long it takes for an HPV wart to appear after contagious?

See below: The average incubation period starting with the sexual contact with an infected person is 2-3 months but can range from 1 to 20 months. The virus invades the top layers of the skin and can remain inactive for months and sometimes years before warts appear. Hopefully the girl you had sex with did not have HPV. ...Read more

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Does oral and oropharyngeal cancers spread HPV and thus are contagious?

Does oral and oropharyngeal cancers spread HPV and thus are contagious?

Ca is not contagious: Cancers are not contagious, the associated infections like hiv, hpv are if present, they are contagious. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of this biopsy result? (Benign markedly Hyperplastic vaginal squamous mucosa showing atypia suggestive of an hpv effect) is this contagious? Does this mean I have hpv? Doctor said it’s not condyloma. I’m confused.

What is the meaning of this biopsy result? (Benign markedly Hyperplastic vaginal squamous mucosa showing atypia suggestive of an hpv effect) is this contagious? Does this mean I have hpv? Doctor said it’s not condyloma. I’m confused.

Here are some...: At 29, it is sure to say that you have contracted many of virus but have never developed their related diseases because fortunately your body has sufficient power of humoral immune defense ability to fend them off and so you have been protected. To explore life reality and self-care, go to articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. More? Welcome to contact me and I can help.... ...Read more

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Got a smear test told abnormal have HPV infection, is this contagious?

Got a smear test told abnormal have HPV infection, is this contagious?

Yes: Hpv is a sexually transmitted infection and is the major cause of cancer of the cervix. You should have regular pap smears to make sure any lesions are detected early. ...Read more

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Have pityriasis rosea. Am I contagious? Can I give it to kids/pregnant women? Do I have HPV if I got this? Is it connected?

No X 3: Once the rash of pr has emerged the contagious period of whatever caused it has passed. It has no known link to hpv. Some suspect human herpes virus strains 6 and 7 (not herpes)as a potential cause but data to confirm this is limited. It is a self limited condition that will fade without treatment over weeks to months. ...Read more

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I'm 36 had two abnormal paps six months apart. Second pap told me I have high risk hpv. Will this go away? Is it contagious?

I'm 36 had two abnormal paps six months apart. Second pap told me I have high risk hpv. Will this go away? Is it contagious?

No/Yes it can be,,,: This doesn't go away, and can spread if not treated. Your next step should be colposcopy and likely a cone biopsy to remove this. As it is a virus it can be contageous. If you have a high risk hpv, like types 16 and 18, it would be wise to be diligent about getting your pap smear screen every year. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is hpv-gential warts contagious if you smoke after that person who has it? Or is it just contagious if you have sexual intercourse?

HPV: Hpv is transmitted through oral, vaginal, or anal intercourse. You will not get the virus by sharing a cigarette. Lastly remember to protect yourself against hpv and other viruses by using condoms or dental dam. ...Read more

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Can HPV disappear completely? So that it is not contagious. Can it cause pain during intercourse in my vaginal opening.

Can HPV disappear completely? So that it is not contagious. Can it cause pain during intercourse in my vaginal opening.

Yes and yes: Research on hpv shows that each persons immune system may handle the virus differently. There seem to be a subgroup of people in whom the virus is not detectable by any way that we know of testing. It can also cause pain at the vaginal opening with sex. Biopsy can be performed to confirm this diagnosis. There are other causes of painful at entry with sex. Other things should be considered too. ...Read more

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I pay a lot of attention to hygiene in general. Yet, I am interested to know how "contagious" my external genitalia is since I have high risk hpv.?

I pay a lot of attention to hygiene in general. Yet, I am interested to know how "contagious" my external genitalia is since I have high risk hpv.?

Always contagious.: Hpv (human papilloma virus) is a dna virus which means, once you have it, you have it for life. We can treat it, but we can't cure it. It is transmitted via body fluid during intimate contact. Condom usage is the best way to decrease transmission. External hygiene unfortunately will have no impact in preventing the spread of this virus. Please remember to get a pap smear every year. ...Read more

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We are told that the HPV that causes genital warts is highly contagious but what "zone" of body skin actually carries this contagion?

We are told that the HPV that causes genital warts is highly contagious but what "zone" of body skin actually carries this contagion?

Genital Warts: Genital warts are flesh-colored or gray growths found in the genital area and anal region in both men and women. Genital warts are sometimes referred to as condyloma acuminata or venereal warts. They represent the most common sexually-transmitted disease caused by a virus. ...Read more

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Can I be free of HPV (genital warts) forever after period of time? After my body clearing the HPV (Genital warts) will I be contagious? I am single.

Yes and no: HPV is a family of virus strains that are well known for clearing after the primary infection and becoming dormant/hibernating in the body indefinately. Reactivation in the future is possible as is shedding of the virus, but this is unusual. ...Read more

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Can the version of HPV that causes cervical cancer be contagious or give you genital warts?

Can the version of HPV that causes cervical cancer be contagious or give you genital warts?

Different strains: There are over 120 extreme's of hpv. Types 16 and 18 are the most common that cause cervical cancer. Six and 11 are the most common types that cause genital warts. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a wart on his finger but it was not caused by genital warts, so is it contagious? Isn't it only genital warts that are caused by hpv?

Plantar wart: He probably has what is termed a "plantar wart" which is a common wart of the hand. The wart is usually caused by HPV but it is a different strain than the that causes genital warts. It can be transmitted so it helps to cover the wart in a bandage, especially when it is moist. There are over the counter medicines at your local drug store to treat them. Good luck! ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more