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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. Qamar Khan
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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?

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?

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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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