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Can cunnilingus or fellatio transmit HPV (human papilloma virus) infections?

Can cunnilingus or fellatio transmit HPV (human papilloma virus) infections?

Yes to both but rare: The hpv virus is ubiquitous. But most of us, most of the time, are able to fight off its affects in terms of warts or precancerous changes of the cervix. That's just the preamble. Your question was about contracting it through cunnilingous or felatio. Yes it is possible but saliva, for the most part will kill the hpv. Never the less, there are increasing reports of oral/throat hpv. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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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Can gardasil vaccine eliminate human papillomavirus?

No: The goal of a vaccine is to train your immunity to be aware of an organism - viral or germ - and produce a killing response so when the real infection enters your body it will be dealt with quickly. If you already carry the HPV infection - the vaccine will not eliminate it ...Read more

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Chances of HIV exposure from unprotected oral sex?

Chances of HIV exposure from unprotected oral sex?

Low: This is an inefficient way to transmit the infection. Nobody knows exactly why, but it very seldom happens. There are several other infections you can get this way, famously syphilis and gonorrhea. ...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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Can contract HPV or genital herpes after getting vaccinated?

Misinformed?: There is no vaccine for herpes. The HPV vaccine only protects against the common cancer causing strains of HPV. It does not protect against the other strains of HPV. ...Read more

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Will high risk HPV cause genital warts?

Will high risk HPV cause genital warts?

Possibly, not always: High risk hpv infection may lead to genital warts in some people but not in all people. Some infected people have no warts and are "silent carriers" of the virus. Some people with intact immune systems can combat the viral infection and clear it without developing warts / precancer / cancer. Smokers, people with poor diets ; folks with diminished immune function are more like to develop lesions. ...Read more

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Will gardasil vaccine give positive HPV results?

Will gardasil vaccine give positive HPV results?

No: No, not at all. This vaccine does not have any live portion and cannot cause infection or infection like findings. It has nothing to do with direct hpv testing or genital testing like pap smears. ...Read more

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Hpv transmission genital to hand to genital?

Hpv transmission genital to hand to genital?

Yes, ...: Such a transmission route is possible, but a contact with HPV doesn't mean one should get clinical or even subclinical infection. Most of disease-causing agents are contained or killed by our immune defense mechanism so we're not ill. Nonetheless, exercise sensible common sense to avoid unnecessary contacts and practice low-risk healthy lifestyle so we can live a long happy life. ...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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Does exposure to radon causes cancer?

Does exposure to radon causes cancer?

Little risk: This is largely about politics and how much money we are willing to pay (or to force a homeowner to pay) to decrease a very small risk to something even smaller. The risk to a non-smoker is too small to measure even in a big study, and the risk to smokers, while a majority of studies suggest it's real, is also miniscule. Most scientists today seem to be opposed to pricey forced radon-proofing. ...Read more

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Which HPV vaccine is best: gardasil or cervarix?

Apples to oranges: Gardisil covers 4 strains of HPV while Cervarix covers 2.There are 2 strains commonly associated with cervical cancer that are covered by both.The extra 2 strains in Gardisil are associated with genital warts.Since the warts are an unpleasant and sometimes painful experience, I prefer the Gardisil. There is a newer Gardisil in development that is supposed to cover up to 12 strains. ...Read more

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How is HPV human papillomavirus tested?

DNA analysis: Testing is primarily performed if there is concern that the hpv strain is one with a risk for future uterine cancer. There are > 100 different strains of hpv, type 16 &18 are the severely risky ones, a few others are of intermediate risk. Most are fortunately harmless. Test is by swabbing cervical area of vagina and usually performed together with a pap test. ...Read more

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Does the HPV virus cause anal cancer?

Does the HPV virus cause anal cancer?

It can: Hpv is associated with genital warts and cancers as well as head and neck cancers and linings. This does not mean everyone who has these cancers has hpv also. Therefore hpv is associated with and increases the risk of getting these cancers including anal cancers. Hpv is sexually transmitted and there is a vaccine to help prevent it. ...Read more

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Is high risk HPV spread by oral sex?

Is high risk HPV spread by oral sex?

Yes.: High risk strains of human papillomavirus can be spread by oral sex such as oral to genital contact. This can result in transmission of hpv from the mouth to the genitals or from the genitals to the mouth. In a fraction of people, such infections may lead over time to premalignant or even malignant changes in the genitals or the mouth / lips / tongue / throat. ...Read more

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Does the HPV vaccine (gardasil) help prevent herpes?

A different "H": The human papiloma virus that causes hpv and many other issues is very different from the herpes simplex virus that causes herpes. As such, the vaccine for hpv does not prevent herpes. ...Read more

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Should men get the HPV virus?

Should men get the HPV virus?

The vaccine, YES!: The hpv vaccine, or gardasil, is best known for its prevention of cervical cancers and cervical dysplasias. The hpv vaccine also protects against anal and rectal cancers, and is showing some promise in protection against esophageal and throat cancers that may be hpv related. It also offers protection against genital warts. So yes, get vaccinated! ...Read more

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Is HPV related to syphilis?

No: Syphilis is caused by the bacterium treponema pallidum. Hpv (human papillomavirus) is a dna virus. They are two different sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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