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Is there any way to screen for HPV infection, especially HPV-16 infection in men in the U.S.? Like a PCR test or some other way my doctor can do this?

Is there any way to screen for HPV infection, especially HPV-16 infection in men in the U.S.? Like a PCR test or some other way my doctor can do this?

Not worth it: Tony, I'm proud you want to be a responsible lover. Take the HPV injection series instead. Some tests are available but nobody knows what to do with the data. Would you forgo a loving relationship because you do, or do not, have HPV-16 on board? What man would do that? You'll keep an eye out for lesions regardless. If you're not going to do anything different, don't to the test. Make sense? ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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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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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?

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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What should I know about HPV infections?

What should I know about HPV infections?

Cancer risk.: The association between hpv and cervical cancer is 30 times stronger than that between cigarettes and lung cancer. Up to 70% of women will acquire hpv in their twenties but 95% of them will clear the virus in a few years. You need persistent hpv infection, over 5 to 10 years before developing cervical cancer. Periodic pap smears are excellent at detecting cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Not my gyno, but I heard one confirmed that the re-occurrence of HPV infection is 20% once an existing one's removed (no known reason why).Is it true?

Not my gyno, but I heard one confirmed that the re-occurrence of HPV infection is 20% once an existing one's removed (no known reason why).Is it true?

Wording issue: HPV is a family of virus strains that tend to have an initial active period before they go dormant or "hibernate" within an infected person indefinitely. Those strains affiliated with genital warts may respond to treatments or seem to clear, only to emerge again later. Non-wart strains associated with cancer can shed intermittently and emerge decades later with precancerous changes. ...Read more

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I have recurring bladder infections. Would having HPV contribute to that?

I have recurring bladder infections. Would having HPV contribute to that?

While this is not: The usual sign, seeing the gyn or urologist about the potential causes of uti's make sense, and a pap can be done. Some might suggest that recurrent UTI may be associated with perineal hygiene and multiple sexual partners. Discuss this with your gynecologist, no easy fix or answer on the inernet. ...Read more

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Does HPV infection stop meanstrual cycle?

Does HPV infection stop meanstrual cycle?

Irregular menses: Anything that disturbs your normal metabolic pathways, including infection, non-infectious inflammation, emotional disturbances, etc., can alter the frequency and timing of periods, but if they have stopped for a long period of time you might want to see a gynecologist for a full evaluation. Hpv could potentially do this. ...Read more

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Can an HPV infection ever permanently clear?

Can an HPV infection ever permanently clear?

No: Once you've been infected, you're stuck with it. You may not have any further episodes, but you're in remission, and a carrier. ...Read more

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Why it is more chance to have HPV infection if you do sex in early age ? Does sex with only one partner in early age cause HPV infection ?

Why it is more chance to have HPV infection if you do sex in early age ? Does sex with only one partner in early age cause HPV infection ?

The basics: You only get an STD like HPV from someone infected with HPV.It can remain dormant and have no symptoms for decades.Early sexual activity increases the chance of multiple partners and more exposures. Two people who never had partner sex can start a life and never get a STD if they remain faithful to each other. ...Read more

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Can chronic HPV infection clear up after llettz treatment or is this something i will face again ?

Can chronic HPV infection clear up after llettz treatment or is this something i will face again ?

Maybe: When we say HPV has 'cleared' it means that we can't detect it in the layers of skin that we're testing. However, it may be buried in deep layers. Even more likely is that you may get re-infected, since HPV is the most commonly sexually transmitted disease and there's no real way to test for it. Make sure to use condoms, and talk to your medical provider about the HPV vaccine (it still may help) ...Read more

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What is the likely that I transmit and give HPV if I don't have CIN (infection)? How do I know that it's dormant??

Hard to say/ can't: People can spread HPV during any period when they are shedding the virus. People can shed intermittently or go dormant and never pass it. No one can know for sure when or if they are shedding virus. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more