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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. Ihab Ibrahim
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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 it possible for men to have HPV under their finger nails?

Is it possible for men to have HPV under their finger nails?

HPV under Nails: Transmission of hpv through routes other than sexual is definitely possible. One may be exposed to hpv simply by shaking hands as suggested in the finding of hpv virus under fingernails. Sexually transmitted infections 1999 oct;75(5):317-9:. ...Read more

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How typical is it for men to have HPV under their finger nails ?

How typical is it for men to have HPV under their finger nails ?

Maybe: There are many types of hpv. The hpv that causes warts on the skin is different from the hpv tested for on pap smears. ...Read more

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Can the HPV be transmitted by fingers?

Can the HPV be transmitted by fingers?

Yes: Unfortunately, with hpv, any skin-to-skin contact could result in infection by the virus. It's recommended that all children and some young adults get vaccinated. ...Read more

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Can i get HPV if i got fingered in my anus and then vagina? No sure if he used different fingers?

Not Likely: If he is fingering your anus and then your vagina, you are primarily only exposing yourself to yourself. If you know you have hpv in your anus and not in your vagina, he could transfer the virus to the vagina. Hpv can be transferred by any solid object being shared between a hpv infected area and non-infected area. ...Read more

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Touched girls vagina quickly (one second), did not finger. Washed my hands throughly before touching my own genitals. Can HPV still stay on fingers?

Touched girls vagina quickly (one second), did not finger. Washed my hands throughly before touching my own genitals. Can HPV still stay on fingers?

Highly unlikely: Hpv is passed on through genital contact, most often during vaginal and anal sex. Hpv may also be passed on during oral sex and genital-to-genital contact. I think the extremely brief exposure, the nature of the exposure, and your prompt handwashing make it extremely unlikely that you became infected with hpv under those circumstances. ...Read more

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Three warts on fingers. Will the warts come back again and could they be from the HPV (im a guy)?

Three warts on fingers. Will the warts come back again and could they be from the HPV (im a guy)?

Yes: Warts are caused by human papilloma virus or hpv. If not completely eradicated, hpv will cause a wart skin lesion to recur. ...Read more

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I have a wart on my finger, does that mean the HPV virus is permanently in my system?

Common warts: No, it doesn't mean permanent HPV. Most HPV infections are cleared by the immune system. The HPV types that cause common warts (hands, feet, etc) are not sexually transmitted. Your wart will clear up with time; or see a doctor for treatment. It's no big deal, nothing to be upset or worried about. ...Read more

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Can I pass HPV by just touching my partner with clean fingers? I don't touch my self my hands are washed and hand sanitized.

Can I pass HPV by just touching my partner with clean fingers?  I don't touch my self my hands are washed and hand sanitized.

No: Human papillomavirus (hpv) cannot be passed through touch with clean hands. Hpv is passed through sexual contact, both vaginal and anal, and more rarely through oral sex. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a wart on his finger in which he has had for about 2 1/2 years alil under the nail is it true that if you have a wart you have hpv?

My boyfriend has  a wart on his finger in which he has had for about 2 1/2 years alil under the nail is it true that if you have a wart you have hpv?

Skin warts: are indeed caused by one of at least 100 types of HPV. The strains of HPV that cause skin warts are different than those that cause sexually transmitted warts. ...Read more

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I've had warts on my hands since i was a child. Does HPV cause warts on hands and fingers? Am i going get cervical cancer?

I've had warts on my hands since i was a child. Does HPV cause warts on hands and fingers? Am i going get cervical cancer?

HPV causes warts: Hpv causes warts on the hands. It is not related to your risk of cervical cancer. Different strains of the virus cause cervical carcinoma (types 16, 18, 31, and 33. Consider asking your doctor about pap smear and hpv testing if you are concerned about cervical cancer. ...Read more

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I touched a friend's fingers . 2 hours later I scratched my anus before washing. He might have touched HPV genital warts before we met. Am I infected?

I touched a friend's fingers . 2 hours later I scratched my anus before washing. He might have touched HPV genital warts before we met. Am I infected?

Doubt it: Your question appears to state you put your fingers on your anus (direct contact) to scratch it but the fingers may have been contaminated hours earlier by someone else who touched HPV warts.Strain transfer appears to require direct skin to skin contact and rubbing action with tissue shedding live virus.I doubt that whatever you did qualifies as a means of transfer. ...Read more

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If a woman is infected with hpv type 6 and has 2 genital warts can the infection be passed on to a man if he only used his fingers?

Yes: HPV can be transmitted through sexual contact, without penile penetration. You may consult this site for more information. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/hpv.html ...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?

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

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During masturbation, i touch my cervix with my fingers (washed hands before). Is this likely to cause HPV or cervical cancer?

During masturbation, i touch my cervix with my fingers (washed hands before). Is this likely to cause HPV or cervical cancer?

No: HPV is transmitted from other person (partner) who has genital warts, yes HPV infections a later stage of life will give cervical cancer. At 16 you should consider to get vaccinated. Speak to your parents. ...Read more

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Do the strains of HPV that cause warts on feet and fingers are also the stains that cause penile/urethral/anal cancer? I have warts, am i at risk?

Do the strains of HPV that cause warts on feet and fingers are also the stains that cause penile/urethral/anal cancer? I have warts, am i at risk?

HPV V. Verruca: The hp virus is causative in genital warts, whereas the verruca virus is causative in the common plantar wart/finger warts you may be referring to. The regular verruca warts will not put you at risk of getting genital warts. ...Read more