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Doctor insights on: Hpv Genotypes 16 And 18

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What is HPV strand 18 and 16 mean?

What is HPV strand 18 and 16 mean?

HPV: 16 and 18 refer to two different types of the papillomavirus they are found in the Gardasil vaccine along with type 6 and 11 ...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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What exactly is HPV and how is treated?

What exactly is HPV and how is treated?

HPV: Hpv is the human papilloma virus that has a causal role in nearly all cervical cancers and in many vulvar, vaginal, penile, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers. Most hpv infections clear within 1–2 years, but those that persist can progress to precancer or cancer. Prevention of cervical cancer includes cervical cancer screening and hpv vaccination. Transmission can be reduced through condom use. ...Read more

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My mom made me get the 3 injections for HPV when i was 16 and wouldnt tell me why. Im 19 now and i still down know why. What is the injection for?

My mom made me get the 3 injections for HPV when i was 16 and wouldnt tell me why. Im 19 now and i still down know why. What is the injection for?

Prevents Disease: Hpv is human papilloma virus. It is a virus that once you have it, it lives in your body forever. The vaccinations help prevent you ever getting it. The main reason that is important is that hpv has been linked to a higher incidence of cervical cancer in women. Anything that can prevent any disease and especially cancer is a great thing! ...Read more

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Can you tell me which websites are good for information on the human papilloma virus hpv?

Can you tell me which websites are good for information on the human papilloma virus hpv?

This is a good one.: One good site is: http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/genital_warts/hic_understanding_hpv.Aspx hope that you find this site useful / helpful. ...Read more

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What is purpose of HPV DNA test?

HPV: Once someone has hpv in their body, it is always there, but in most (~70%) people, the immune system keeps it dormant and there are no signs of it. Lab tests can be done to specifically determine the type(s) of hpv someone has. Types 16 and 18 are most often associated with cancers or precancers. ...Read more

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What happens if a LEEP procedure does not work when you have type 16 HPV?

Here are some ...: Though HPV subtypes 16 & 18 are highly associated with cervical cancer, all what you can do is following the recommended PAP smear and vaginal inspection more diligently and vigilantly than the average females so additional step may be timely executed. More? Ask your gyn-doc. Of course, regardless of what, who, when, and how you're, always practice healthy lifestyle without obsession. ...Read more

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I have perirectal lymph node swelling. Measuring 9mm. Had colonoscopy shows sigmoiditis. I have HPV could this mean cancer. I've been in bad pain .

I have perirectal lymph node swelling. Measuring 9mm. Had colonoscopy shows sigmoiditis. I have HPV could this mean cancer. I've been in bad pain .

Probably not: If you had rectal exam and colonoscopy that did not show a tumor mass then it is unlikely this lymph node is malignant. You mentioned sigmoiditis. My best guess is that this lymph node is reactive due to the inflammation in your sigmoid. ...Read more

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How to keep my kids safe and prevent them from getting HPV from my sister who lives with us?

How to keep my kids safe and prevent them from getting HPV from my sister who lives with us?

Household contact ok: Thanks for the question, ron. You sound like a concerned parent. Since hpv is a sexually transmitted disease, it isn't spread by casual contact--being in the same room, using the same dishes, using the same facilities as your sister won't put them at risk. There is a vaccine available for girls and boys that offers protection against some strains of hpv. The cdc has more info about hpv at cdc.Gov. ...Read more

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I have low grade HPV and my husband is a carrier, we are both infected..will this be deadly and can we contiue to have unprotected sex?

I have low grade HPV and my husband is a carrier, we are both infected..will this be deadly and can we contiue to have unprotected sex?

Exclusively, yes: If you two are the only two people involved in sexual contact, unprotected sex is all yours. However, if you have an abnormal pap smear, please get it evaluated with your GYN ASAP to avoid any possible future cervical disease. ...Read more