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Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

HPV: HPV is a very common virus and there are many strains. Only a few of them are associated with cervical cancer for the female. Once you have the virus it will stay in your system. There is no treatment for the virus. The best prevention at this time is to get the HPV vaccine prior to sexual activity to prevent you from contracting the virus. Screening pap smears is important to look for changes. ...Read more

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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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Performed one-time vaginal oral sex on HPV positive woman. She has history of abnormal pap (non cancer) with this HPV. My chances of HPV contraction?

Performed one-time vaginal oral sex on HPV positive woman. She has history of abnormal pap (non cancer) with this HPV.  My chances of HPV contraction?

Possible: There are various subtypes of the HPV virus and they can be transferred by oral sex. The probability depends on how active her disease is at present. If her diagnosis was well in the past and her recent paps are normal, there would be less chance. ...Read more

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Had one-time oral sex on HPV positive/immunocompromised (no HIV) woman. She had history of abnormal pap (non cancerous). Chances of HPV contraction?

Had one-time oral sex on HPV positive/immunocompromised (no HIV) woman. She had history of abnormal pap (non cancerous). Chances of HPV contraction?

HPV=contact: HPV is a contact infection much like herpes: you get through skin contact with another skin that has active lesions (warts or sores). A woman who has cervical (genital) HPV lesions does not necessarily have oral lesions..if she does, you may get it via oral contact ...Read more

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How likely is the contraction of HPV from oral sex?

How likely is the contraction of HPV from oral sex?

Significant: If partner is infected. Note that hpv is not always symptomatic specially if recently infected. Always safest to use a condom, even for oral sex. ...Read more

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How likely is the contraction of HPV after having the gardasil shot?

How likely is the contraction of HPV after having the gardasil shot?

Low but present: Guardasil very effective in preventing many strains of hpv infection, particularly those strains causing most cervix cancer cases. There are >100 strains of hpv, including some cancer inducing strains not prevented by guardasil. Thus chances of getting hpv infection during or after unprotected sex are more than negligible. Please be warned, use protection against all forms of std including hpv. ...Read more

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How likely is the contraction of HPV if you have unprotected sex with an infected person?

Unacceptable: Is possible to be lucky if you only had unprotected sex once with an hpv +ve partner. No reliable ststistics available to give %risk or chance. But, even 1% risk would be too high, and risks must be in the 20 -50% range. Please get checked & get prophylactic or necessary treatment asap. ...Read more

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All about HPV 66.?

All about HPV 66.?

+high risk HPV DNA: The international assoc. For research on cancer reclassified hpv-66 as a high-risk, carcinogenic type of hpv and rec. That it be included as part of routine screening in 2005. Guidelines rec. Testing for the presence of “high-risk” types of hpv as an additional diagnostic tool for equivocal or ambiguous cytology results. Used to det.Need for colposcopy/cervical cytology analysis for women >30yrs. ...Read more

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Why is HPV so common?

Asymptomatic: Hpv is so common because many people have it without even knowing it - they have no symptoms of it. And it's passed through sexual contact, so that makes for a very common std. ...Read more

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What does HPV causes?

What does HPV causes?

Warts, cancer: There are many strains of HPV. Some strains cause genital warts, while others cause cervical cancer. There has also been significant increase in young men and women developing throat and tongue cancers from HPV exposure through oral sex. That is why we are pushing for all young men and women to get the HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How can HPV be cured?

How can HPV be cured?

It can't be cured: But most of the time, it goes away on its own. In fact, in young women, almost all of the hpv infections clear up with no treatment. The problem is that not all of them clear up, and those that don't can go on to cervical cancer which is very serious. ...Read more

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Hpv can I die for it?

Hpv can I die for it?

Not directly: The hpv virus typically causes genital warts and changes in the cervix. The cervical changes (dysplasia) are pre-cancerous. They often will spontaneously resolve or can be treated if they are persisting or getting worst. If left untreated, these changes can progress to cervical cancer which if untreated can result in death. ...Read more

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How do I no if I have hpv?

How do I no if I have hpv?

Check out this link: Take care! http://www.Webmd.Com/sexual-conditions/hpv-genital-warts/.

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How to know if I have hpv?

Pap test and HPV DNA: The standard screening test for HPV and cervical cancer precursors for someone between the ages of 30 and 65 is cervicovaginal cytology (Pap test) with an HPV DNA test done at the same time. If these are both negative, then you do not have HPV. Such screening should be performed every three to five years at a minimum. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have hpv?

How to determine if I have hpv?

Tests: Testing for hpv is available as a reflex test or as an ordered test on routine pap smears. If anyone has had a wart anywhere on their body, they have one of the most common subtypes of hpv. Hpv has been reported in up to 90% of sexually active adults worldwide. It's importance is that certain subtypes cause cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer. ...Read more

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How Would You Know If You Had hpv?

You may not know: Most of the time, women are unaware of infection until it shows up on a Pap smear. Studies have estimated that 50-80% of college-aged men dna women have been exposed. That's why it's so important for males and females aged 9-26 get the HPV vaccine. The vaccine has already significantly reduced the incidence of cervical cancer. ...Read more

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What is HPV strand 18 and 16 mean?

What is HPV strand 18 and 16 mean?

HPV: 16 and 18 refer to two different types of the papillomavirus they are found in the Gardasil vaccine along with type 6 and 11 ...Read more

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What is HPV please really worried?

What is HPV please really worried?

Human papillomavirus: Hpv (human papilloma virus) is an infectious organism. It is a dna virus that is spread by human to human contact including sexual contacts. Some high risk strains of this virus are associated with cervical, vaginal, anal, and oral warts, precancers and cancers. ...Read more

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What's the only ways to spread hpv?

Sexual contact: Hpv can be spread with genital to genital contact or with oral to genital contact. ...Read more

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Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more