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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. 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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Hi, i had HPV lesions lasting for the last 8 months, i decide to go for lazer treatment now, will it affect my sex partner in future?

Hi, 
i had HPV lesions lasting for the last 8 months,   i decide to go for lazer treatment now, will it affect my sex partner in future?

HPV is everywhere.: It is estimated that most sexually active americans are exposed to hpv strains by age 26. I do not understand your question in the light of that. Your sex partner if already sexually active is most likely to have already been exposed. ...Read more

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Is it easy after giving oral sex to a female to get oral warts or HPV lesions. Other docs on here have said no but I am worried and have an oral bump.

Not common: You should definitely get your "bump" checked out. However, it is very rare for hpv to spread from the genitals to the mouth or lips with out any open sores. ...Read more

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If i had HPV lesions on my genitals and touch my self and handshake someone with out washing my hands could they get HPV touching them selfs ?

Highly improbable: While there are reported to be non-sexual routes for hpv transmission, the overwhelming majority of hpv transmissions are via sexual contact. Advice to avoid the contact route you've described, and otherwise wash hands after casual contact with your genitals (i.e. Wash hands after using the restroom). Lastly, if you have awareness of active hpv lesions please seek medical attention for treatment. ...Read more

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What triggers HPV's lesions (CIN)?? What factors contribute of getting it again? Got CIN1 removed by laser in Feb/15. Did Pap test in May and no CINs.

What triggers HPV's lesions (CIN)?? What factors contribute of getting it again? Got CIN1 removed by laser in Feb/15. Did Pap test in May and no CINs.

No known triggers: There are no known triggers, just bad luck. Tobacco is a possible exception; higher rates in cigarette smokers. CIN1 is mild displasia that rarely progresses to cancer. Follow your doctor's advice about follow-up exams and pap smears. Probably you won't have any further recurrences, and with proper follow-up, your risk of cervical cancer in the future is very low. ...Read more

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Can HPV lesions appear not on your genitals but on your pubic hair area and lower abdominal?

Can HPV lesions appear not on your genitals but on your pubic hair area and lower abdominal?

Yes: Lesions of condyloma definitely can grow on the low abdominal and suprapubic skin areas near the genitalia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of oral HPV? Are the lesions/warts painful? Is there any over the counter treatment for them like creams/pills...etc? Help

Usually no symptoms: Oral HPV infections are not rare, but a lot less common than genital ones. Almost all oral HPV infections are asymptomatic and invisible: no warts, bumps, pain, burning, or anything else. When warts do appear, they are painless bumps, often with a "cauliflower" appearance. There are no recommended OTC treatments. Happily, oral HPV is rarely dangerous. If you suspect oral warts, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you contact HPV even when no lesions are present?

No : Hpv or human pappiloma virus is the agent for warts. It multiplies on human skin and therefore will always produce some mark of their presence. It may be flat and very small in the early stages as to escape notice of casual inspection but it always grow into a noticeable lesion given enough time. If your partner has it you'll see a lesion and if you get it you'll see a lesion eventually. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering if I took the HPV injection Gardasil when I was 18 and now I'm 25 is it possible to have HPV warts? Because I have lesions not sure

Hi I was wondering if I took the HPV injection Gardasil when I was 18 and now I'm 25 is it possible to have HPV warts? Because I have lesions not sure

Doubtful : It is unlikely but possible that you may have developed HPV despite the vaccine and any suspicious lesion that does not resolve needs to be looked at by an infectious disease professional as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Do I have to tell my boyfriend I have hpv? If i don't have any warts or lesions, do I have to tell someone i'm dating that I have hpv? .

It : It would be highly unethical not to tell him. You can infect someone even if you are not symptomatic. Think of the golden rule: would you want someone to infect you and not even tell you that they were infected.? ...Read more