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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. Qamar Khan
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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 strains of HPV do boys tend to carry if they’re sexually active?

What strains of HPV do boys tend to carry if they’re sexually active?

Same as girls: Men and women carry the same types of hpv. Hpv-6 and hpv-11 are the most common low risk types (low risk = risk of warts but low risk of cancer). Hpv-16 and hpv-18 are the most common high risk types (higher risk of cancer). It is recommended that boys get the hpv vaccine as well now. ...Read more

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Why do doctors recommend HPV vaccines for boys?

Why do doctors recommend HPV vaccines for boys?

Prevent carriers: Males can get penile cancer 1% of the time from hpv. 50% of head and neck cancers are now due to hpv. Anal cancers are about 25% related to hpv and of course they can spread it to girls who have a 30% chance of getting cancer from hpv. To stop this disease we need to vaccinate everyone. ...Read more

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Is it ok that im not getting the HPV vaccine? Teen boys don't need it, mom said

Is it ok that im not getting the HPV vaccine? Teen boys don't need it, mom said

No: Current approach is to immunize all teenagers to prevent the spread of hpv .The disease may cause penile, anal and throat cancer in men and is the cause of cervical cancer in women. Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease and it is estimated that 70% of these cancers will disappear with vaccination. ...Read more

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Why do they want to give boys the HPV vaccine now and what if I don't want my son to have it?

Why do they want to give boys the HPV vaccine now and what if I don't want my son to have it?

Helps boys & girls: While girls have the risk of cervical cancer from certain strains of hpv, boys are not free of problems from it. Genital warts can be disfiguring, painful, and hard to get rid of. It's unfortunate for a boy to spread hpv to someone he loves. There are hpv-caused premalignant or malignant growths in males. (bowenoid papulosis) both sexes can get hpv-induced anal cancers. ...Read more

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Human papilloma virus vaccine for boys ok?

Human papilloma virus vaccine for boys ok?

Highly recommended: The hpv vaccine has been well tolerated. It's recommended for boys at 11 or 12 through age 21 but can be given as young as 9 (and through age 26 for those at higher risk). It reduces the risk of anal cancer in boys and girls as well as the risk of cervical cancer in girls. Hopefully it will reduce some other hpv related cancers. The Gardasil hpv also reduces sexually transmitted warts by 90%. ...Read more

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What is hpv?

What is hpv?

Group Of Viruses: HPV stands for Human Pappiloma Virus which is a group of Viruses that are responsible to cause Cancer of Cevix in women and Cancer of Anus and mouth in both sexes.It usully transmitted by Sexual intercourse,vaginal,anal and oral sex It is preventable by HPV Vaccine ...Read more

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What is hpv?

What is hpv?

HPV: Human papillomavirus! it is a very common group of viruses, and many people carry them. There are many types, including ones that cause common warts, genital warts and cervcal cancer. ...Read more

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What is HPV?

What is HPV?

Group Of Viruses: HPV stands for Human Pappiloma Virus which is a group of Viruses that are responsible to cause Cancer of Cevix in women and Cancer of Anus and mouth in both sexes.It usully transmitted by Sexual intercourse,vaginal,anal and oral sex It is preventable by HPV Vaccine ...Read more

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What is. Hpv?

What is. Hpv?

Group Of Viruses: HPV stands for Human Pappiloma Virus which is a group of Viruses that are responsible to cause Cancer of Cevix in women and Cancer of Anus and mouth in both sexes.It usully transmitted by Sexual intercourse,vaginal,anal and oral sex It is preventable by HPV Vaccine ...Read more

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What is HPV ?

What is HPV ?

Human papillomavirus: More than 100 varieties of human papillomavirus exist. Different types of hpv infection can cause warts on different parts of your body. For example, some types of hpv infection cause plantar warts on the feet, while other varieties of hpv infection are responsible for the warts that most commonly occur on the hands or face. Some on the genital areas also. ...Read more

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What is hpv ?

Human papillomavirus: HPV is a virus. There are over 100 types, most of which (but not all) are sexually transmitted and infect the genital area. A few strains can cause genital warts and cancers of the cervix, genital skin, anus, and throat, but even these usually don't progress to cancer. HPV is very common; everybody gets it. Vaccine prevents infection with 9 of the most troublesome types. Discuss w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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Can men get hpv?

Can men get hpv?

Most are benign: Over 120 different types of hpv. Different types infect different parts of body. Most are harmless, easily treatable and not precancerous. Some produce warts that are easily seen and others growths that are nearly invisible. Types 16 and 18 account for vast majority of cervical cancers. Type 16 has been linked to oral cancer. Contact spreads the virus.Sexual contact spreads types 16, 18 and others. ...Read more

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What causes hpv?

What causes hpv?

HPV is a virus.: Genital human papillomavirus (hpv) is a common virus. Most sexually active people in the United States (U.S.) may have hpv at some time in their lives. There are more than 40 types of hpv that are passed on through sexual contact. These types can infect the genital areas of men and women, including the skin on and around the penis or anus. They can also infect the mouth and throat. ...Read more

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All about HPV 66.?

All about HPV 66.?

+high risk HPV DNA: The international assoc. For research on cancer reclassified hpv-66 as a high-risk, carcinogenic type of hpv and rec. That it be included as part of routine screening in 2005. Guidelines rec. Testing for the presence of “high-risk” types of hpv as an additional diagnostic tool for equivocal or ambiguous cytology results. Used to det.Need for colposcopy/cervical cytology analysis for women >30yrs. ...Read more

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Hpv does it go away?

Hpv does it go away?

No: Hpv can be in your skin and there is no visible wart. ...Read more

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Why is HPV so common?

Asymptomatic: Hpv is so common because many people have it without even knowing it - they have no symptoms of it. And it's passed through sexual contact, so that makes for a very common std. ...Read more

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