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Hpv Isnt For Life
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Normally: Hpv is the agent for warts. Having it is not a death sentence. You can go to your physician and have it burned. For females, it also means yearly pap smears to detect if it has led to cervical cancer. If you are concerned about passing it on, barrier protection such as condoms are effective. ...Read more
Can it be possible to relax about hpv? I have this and am so worried about it. Can is it create a problem in my life?
Common issue: In the pre-vaccine era the incidence of positive blood tests to HPV was as high as 70% for college age women. The yearly pap smears many do today monitor the potential result of this problem. It is certainly worth monitoring but most live a long and productive life after they acquire it. ...Read more
If your partner was diagnosed with HPV, my understanding is that it is fairly certain that you also have HPV. Do I now remain a carrier for life?
Probably not: HPV DNA often persists in tissues, but the actual frequency isn't known. However, the immune system suppressive active viral infection within a year or two, and most people never have another problem, even if DNA persists. For practical purposes, the infection is cured. Most people with HPV are not "carriers for life". You'll probably never have a problem and won't infect future partners. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have seen things saying HPV goes away within a few years but Dr says it stays your whole life, any truth to it eventually going away, can't transmit?
HPV: This is a life-long infection. You can transmit HPV by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who does not have the virus. It is most commonly spread during vaginal or anal sex. HPV can be passed even when an infected person has no signs or symptoms. The vaccine may be of some help. ...Read more
Should be normal: If you are getting medical care it should be normal because your obgyn would intervene if it turned into certain types of pre-cancer. There are many different sub types of the hpv virus. Some can cause pre- cancer or cancer of the vulva , vaginal or cervix. Some sub types never cause any pre-cancer. Just make sure you are being followed regularly by your obgyn. ...Read more
Yes: HPV cannot be cured; therefore, the infected person is essentially contagious for life. Approximately two-thirds of the people who have sexual contact with a partner with genital warts will develop this disease. Remember that use of condoms may prevent the virus from coming in contact with susceptible skin areas. However, since HPV can infect the scrotum and vulva, transmission can occur outside condom-covered areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me about hpv? If your told you have it are you doomed to have it the rest of your life and give it to everyone your with?
HPV can clear: Anogenital HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Most infections are subclinical and clear spontaneously within 2 years. Persistent infection with high-risk types of HPV is associated with development of cervical cancer, with more than 12 000 new cases and 4000 deaths attributed to HPV annually in the United States. From Pediatric Red Book ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for HPV to ping-pong back and forth between monogamous partners given reasonable time? And do we remain carriers for life?
Toss The Right Thing: According to National Cervical Cancer Coalition"Current partners are likely to share HPV"and"Partners who are sexually intimate only with each other are not likely to pass the same virus back and forth."However, there are a few details you need to work out and I'd advise you check their website: http://www.nccc-online.org/ Remember that other things CAN be tossed back and forth (like compliments) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do doctors say someone is "clear" of HPV when the person ceases to show outward signs of the disease? Hpv is for "life" and cannot be eliminated.
Not clear: It's not entirely clear if the virus is completely eliminated or just goes into hiding for varying degrees of time. Probably in some people it is completely cleared and there is no risk of it coming back while in others it hides sometimes for decades before coming back out at an older age when the immune system weakens. ...Read more