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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. Amanda Itzkoff
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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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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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This may be a silly question but i drinked after someone who has HPV am I ok? Its was just a sip of their drink..

You should be fine: I am aware of no reports of oral HPV transmitted in the way you describe. It is not a silly question at all. Medicine has done a good job of scaring people about HPV, and a bad job of explaining to people how it is transmitted and prevented. You will be OK. ...Read more

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Question about HPV I am a 42 year old male. My former partner had an abnormal pap 4 years ago which the dr said was hpv, though didn't specify a type. Her subsequent followups and next 3 annuals came back clean, and i've never had any symptoms myself. I w

Question about HPV I am a 42 year old male. My former partner had an abnormal pap 4 years ago which the dr said was hpv, though didn't specify a type. Her subsequent followups and next 3 annuals came back clean, and i've never had any symptoms myself.
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Let : Let me start by saying that approximately 1/3 people carry the hpv virus. Most of those people don't have signs or symptoms and may never know. There are 100's of types of hpv, the most dengerous causing cervical cancer in women; there are other types which cause genital warts. The cancer risk in men in much lower than women; the types that most commonly affect men are rectal and throat. We can safely assume based on history your partner is a carrier of the hpv virus, fortunately for her she has had 3 normal paps and therefore showing no cervical changes. To answer your question, hpv can be passed by oral sex and even genital to genital contact. In order to fully protect yourself a condom should be used with all sexual activity (oral and vaginal) from start to finish. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex with my bf then later found out I had HPV does that mean he has it too now? Is oral sex out of the question now?

I had unprotected sex with my bf then later found out I had HPV does that mean he has it too now? Is oral sex out of the question now?

HPV: It is very likely that he is positive as well. Certainly i would make that assumption. Hpv has recently been show to cause throat cancer. Using a condom should used during oral sex if you want to protect yourself fully. Anal sex as well. Condoms reduce viral load and reduce the likelihood of hpv related problems. ...Read more

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Hello how are you i'm 27 and have HPV i've had three l.E.E.P procedures done my question is can I still get pregnant I have no kids and have been ttc?

Hello how are you i'm 27 and have HPV i've had three l.E.E.P procedures done my question is can I still get pregnant I have no kids and have been ttc?

Yes: A leep procedure will not interfere with conception. However, you may have cervical incompetence (early labor) after multiple leeps. ...Read more

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I had a smear tested for HPV. It came back negative. My question is, if it is negative down there does that mean I am negative for the virus througho?

Not necessarily: Blood tests are more predictive for past HPV infection.You could have a negative cervical smear for active disease now, but still have has any of the many strains through a past contact. ...Read more

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How long does it take for HPV to be detectable by pap smear or in blood? Very important question.

How long does it take for HPV to be detectable by pap smear or in blood? Very important question.

Different tests: Pap test actually looks at cells under the microscope and can tell if there are abnormal cells(precancer cells). Hpv is a special test recommended only for women over 30 years of age because most hpv infections go away on their own in 80-90% of cases. It is only persistent infection for 10 to 15 years where you have to worry about the hpv infections. So you should wait to worry. Your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Hetero male HPV questions: Should I tell my previous sexual partners for their safety? Or, would this just induce unnecessary anxiety? I've only had 3

Please Inform: I would advise you tell your previous partners about your HPV status. Certain types of HPV can cause multiple forms of cancer (Cervical Cancer) in women if they are not screened frequently for them. If they know about your status, then they could get an HPV test or Pap smears done to determine if they contracted HPV. For yourself I would advise condom use to protect yourself. ...Read more