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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. Debra Rosenblatt
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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 HPV bad for a male?

Is HPV bad for a male?

COULD BE: Can cause certain cancers in men too. ...Read more

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How do you contract hpv?

How do you contract hpv?

Unprotected contact: Generally hpv is contracted through unprotected sexual contact. Unfortunately it is common to contract hpv and not realize it. Not everyone has outward signs of hpv all the time, so you can have it and not know it. This is why it is important for women to have regular pap smears, and why the new hpv vaccines are recommended for young women and men. Talk to your doctor to learn more. ...Read more

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Will I have HPV forever?

Depends: This depends on how you define having hpv. The virus has active and dormant phases. If you are discussing the active phase, like genital warts, these often eventually go away or respond to treatments.However, the virus is from a family of viruses well known for going dormant in the host body with the potential for recurrence.You tend to have it forever, but it may never return to an active state. ...Read more