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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. Lonnie 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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How long does HPV last?

Unique to patient...: Duration of hpv infections are unique to each patient. An "average" person may clear an hpv infection in a couple of years; however, complete clearance depends upon the strain of hpv, immune status of the person, nutrition, and smoking (among other things). Cigarette smokers have a more difficult time with hpv. See a doc or visit a clinic for an exam and pap test with hpv dna test. Be well. ...Read more

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How long can HPV survive outside the body?

How long can HPV survive outside the body?

HPV: Not long. If you are concerned about transmission of this virus by other than direct person to person contact this is very very unlikely. If you are using a dildo, however, and it is in direct contact with an hpv infected individual and then immediately used by another, this has the potential to transmit the virus. ...Read more

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How long do HPV 1 and 4 live outside the body?

Still...: Hpv particles are here and there around in their waiting mode with no living activity. Their action to replicate begins when they attach to right receptors on the surface of host cells so to enter host cells where they start hijacking host cells to replicate, resulting in making host cells sick and dead if.... So, they have no life outside the body, but waiting and in its latency. ...Read more

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How long am i suppose to wait to get tested for hpv?

Probably no need: I can't tell your sex. If female, then HPV testing is now done routinely with pap smears. Other than that, HPV testing is rarely needed or recommended. Even if you have been exposed, e.g. a partner with genital warts or abnormal pap, no testing is recommended; just see a doc if anything abnormal appears. Everybody has genital HPV at one time or another, and almost all infections clear up anyway. ...Read more

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How long does HPV last outside the body on an object?

How long does HPV last outside the body on an object?

Possibly 1 week. : A 1997 study in the journal of infectious disease demonstrated that hpv-16 showed 100%, 50%, and 30% of infectivity when dehydrated on a surface for 1, 3, and 7 days, respectively, at room temperature. But the real-world transmissibility of genital hpv is when present on fomites such as towels, underwear, or gloves in unknown. I would be conservative, and take precautions to avoid transmission. ...Read more

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How long will it take to be cured of HPV as a adult male?

How long will it take to be cured of HPV as a adult male?

Depends: Hpv can easily "cured" if treated appropriately. However, the virus may remain in the penile skin although not visible to the eye. These viruses may cause a recurrence of the warts in the future and close monitoring is neccessary. If no visible lesions are present, then one can be considered "cured" but must be monitored for possible recurrence in the future. ...Read more

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How long could HPV be in your system before you test positive?

Possibly years: We don't fully know the answer to that, but it might be very quickly and it may be as long as years. That is why women need ongoing paps and not just one every so often. Risky behavior today could show up as cancer in a decade! ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for HPV to show up on tests?

How long is it supposed to it take for HPV to show up on tests?

Variable: The test i belive you are talking about is a vaginal or cervical swab for the prence of the dna of the virus. It is variable. It depends on the way the specimen was obtained and relative growth or presence of the organism. ...Read more