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My husband has HPV and i have low grade hpv...what now?...will it go away on his part and mine?...

My husband has HPV and i have low grade hpv...what now?...will it go away on his part and mine?...

Follow up: About 80% of people with a new HPV infection will clear the infection by one year and 90% by three years. Once diagnosed with HPV it is important to continue the follow up until the HPV infection is gone because some people will develop dysplasia which could progress to cancer if not treated appropriately. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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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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I gave my bf oral before I found out about my HPV do I have to worry about when my little nephew gives me kisses now?

I gave my bf oral before I found out about my HPV do I have to worry about when my little nephew gives me kisses now?

HPV can cause all: Kinds of warts, but the strains that cause genital or esophageal warts are usually sexually transmitted. Friendly kisses to your nephew should be ok. Herpes (hsv) on the other hand can be transmitted easily by casual kisses. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Positive HPV, 1 year ago was negative, could I have contracted long time ago and been detected until now, or did I contracted it within last year?

New acquisition: Once the HPV test shows antibodies to the virus it should remain so for your lifetime. You may not show any visible sites, but that's how the tests give us a timeline.There is always a possibility that an earlier test was falsely negative ...Read more

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How many young people in india are getting HPV now?

Perineal warts are: Caused by hpv 16, 18. No oral/pharyngeal warts, but oropharyngeal cancers. Infection seems relatively innocuous, it's the long term risk. There is not a clinical test to discern pharyngeal incorporation into dna...That would require biopsy. The p-16 protein may be detectable, but may not be specific for hpv. Indai is like everyplace else. ...Read more

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Asc-us & now abnormal; negative hpv. What might it be?

Asc-us & now abnormal; negative hpv. What might it be?

See below: Ascus means cells present that are slightly atypical and there are many casues for them if the hpv is negative the current obgyn literature suggests you just need an annual pap smear as a followup on the ascus. ...Read more

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I have HPV, my question is now i am contagious for life? will wait for your answer, thanks.

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 more

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