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Hpv Sexual Can I Receive For Sharing A Cigarette
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
If one is prone to cheek/lip biting, what is the possibility of contracting an std (herpes, hpv) through sharing a cigarette with an infected person?
Zero risk: Nobody ever catches any STDs by sharing cigarettes or other oral exposures. Even kissing is no risk, except for oral herpes due to HSV1 (which isn't considered an STD) -- and even this is uncommon. Sores in your mouth make no difference at all. They call them "sexually transmitted" for good reason. Choose partners wisely and have safe sex -- that's all you need to do to avoid all STDs!See 1 more doctor answer
Close contact: Hand warts, feet warts (plantar warts), digital warts and flat warts all caused by hpv. Hand and feet warts may occur after open skin (wound, abrasion, scratch, cuts, etc) in contact with warts virus presenting in gym (floor, equipment, etc.), swimming pools, house floors, meat, etc. Digitsl/flat warts might be spreading thorugh shaving.See 2 more doctor answers
Reasonable idea: The vaccine can only protect you from HPV strains to which you are not infected. Since the present vaccine contains 9 strains, there is a good chance you have never been exposed to most of them. Getting the vaccine now in not only reasonable but has a good chance of simplifying your life over many years.See 1 more doctor answer
Risk is risk: The protection provided by the 2 or 4 strain hpv vaccine applies only to those strains involved (there are many more) and begins to set up within 3-4 wks of the first dose. Completing the 3 dose sequence is thought to confer long lasting immunity. Hpv is one std that condoms don't reliably prevent. If you pick up one or more of the strains before the shot sets up, expect to keep it for life.See 1 more doctor answer
I live in the same household as someone who has herpes and hpv. Can I contract these without being sexual?
Yes: Close skin to skin contact without any sexual intent can cause the transmission of these infections.
Is it possible that my wife or I could have HPV even though neither of us have had other sexual partners for our whole life?
Hi. Can a women or a men develop HPV without sexual contact. If the couple has it does it mean that one of the two slept with someone else who has it?
HPV transmission: Although HPV is mainly considered a sexually transmitted disease, there is some evidence of some transmission during exposure during rough play such as wrestling or contact sports. This is one of the reasons the Gardasil vaccine for HPV prevention is administered to boys and girls as early as 11 years of age. Hope this helps.
Makes no difference: The only thing known that seems to help the immune system clear HPV any faster is to avoid smoking. Treating visible warts may speed things up as well. Nothing else is known to help. And certainly avoiding sex won't make any difference, although of course that would reduce your risk of other HPV infections. You definitely should be vaccinated against HPV if not yet done.
Yes: A "clear" hpv test may mean the virus is only 'suppressed' to sub clinical levels where it is not detectable and won't cause disease; but may replicate at a later time to detectable, clinical levels where it may cause changes. The further out a person is negative the less likely it is to become positive without new exposure, but it is possible.
I am 16, female. Never had sexual contact before. Would there be any way to know if I'm infected with hpv???
Unlikely...: It is very unlikely to have HPV if you have never had sex before. Even if you did in most cases at your age your body gets rid of it by the age of 21, reason why the American Academy of Gynecology does not recommend getting regularly tested for this until you reach that age regardless of sexual activity,
Been told I have low risk hpv to come back every 6months can it go away as early as those 6months w/o sexual activity?
More information: If you are 20 years old, there is no reason for you to have had a Pap smear. HPV can present as either genital warts or abnormal Pap. Low risk HPV is generally benign. Your immune system can suppress this, especially at your age. I don't think 6 months is appropriate (more likely a year). I would recommend Gardasil Vaccine. This will help protect against more high risk HPV strains.
When my gyno nurse informed me that I ha ve hpv, she told me I wouldn't be able to spread it to a partner through sexual relations. How is that?
HPV: You are right to wonder about this advice. But, I surely would need more information. What were your tests and what were their specific results? Where and how did they discover you have hpv? Do you know which strain you have? What treatments did they do or recommend? But, hpv is transmitted skin to skin and from infected body fluids.
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