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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. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Is HPV spread through skin to skin contact? What types?

Is HPV spread through skin to skin contact? What types?

Yes: All types of hpv are transmitted by skin to skin contact. There are about 100 different types of hpv. About 50 are genitally transmitted. ...Read more

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Can i get some kind of mouth swab test to see if I am HPV positive if i believe i came in contact with someone who has HPV ? Ex: giving head

Can i get some kind of mouth swab test to see if I am HPV positive if i believe i came in contact with someone who has HPV ? Ex: giving head

HPV: Currently, hpv testing is in standard clinical use only for female pap smears. Oral hpv testing is used in research studies but not widely in clinical practice. ...Read more

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If you're wearing condom can u still transmit HPV through skin contact from the private area that the condom doesn't cover?

If you're wearing condom can u still transmit HPV through skin contact from the private area that the condom doesn't cover?

Yes U can: HPV can be transmitted from one uncovered genital area to another, i.e from scrotum to or from labia or introits. ...Read more

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HPV & HSV2 are both contracted via skin contact. Why does HSV2 enter the bloodstream & HPV doesn't? Why does HPV go away eventually but HSV stay?

HPV & HSV2 are both contracted via skin contact. Why does HSV2 enter the bloodstream & HPV doesn't? Why does HPV go away eventually but HSV stay?

Germ behavior: First, HPV doesn't really go away, symptoms like warts can clear, but the germ usually goes into hibernation and can return later. It has a tissue preference to live on or near surfaces, not enter the blood. HSV can erupt on skin surfaces and enter the blood, it can also clear, hibernate and return. These are cousin germs, but they behave differently, that's just the way it is ...Read more

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Hpv burn on contact and caused a line of red skin with little warts in them?

Hpv burn on contact and caused a line of red skin with little warts in them?

Koebner Phenomenon: Plantar warts transmitted from swimming pools due to the rough surfaces abrading the skin of the feet periungual warts in patients who bite their finger nails shaving spreads warts over the beard area or legs new warts may develop along the sites of trauma, this is known as the koebner phenomenon. ...Read more

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Boyfriend is 25,has a rash on the head of his penis for over a year.Had contact with HPV with a previous woman yet rash looks like psoriasis maybe?

Boyfriend is 25,has a rash on the head of his penis for over a year.Had contact with HPV with a previous woman yet rash looks like psoriasis maybe?

Exam needed: No exam, no sex without condoms. Period. Advise consult with dermatology if possible. If not, consider Urology or Family Practice. May be easily treatable with a topical med, but until you have a solid diagnosis, treatment options are limited. ...Read more

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Boyfriend has rash on penis.Only on head.It appeared a year ago.Bright red in color,skin peels off sometimes.Had been in contact with woman with HPV.

Boyfriend has rash on penis.Only on head.It appeared a year ago.Bright red in color,skin peels off sometimes.Had been in contact with woman with HPV.

He needs HIV testing: If he hasn't been tested. Tests taken 12 or more weeks after exposure are highly reliable. He needs to have penile condition diagnosed and treated by dermatologist or urologist. Hope you ALWAYS use condom protection ...Read more

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Boyfriend(26)Dry,red patches of skin on head of penis?Is uninsured.Contact with HPV before,I got Gardasil before we met,I have no symptoms.Psoriasis?

Boyfriend(26)Dry,red patches of skin on head of penis?Is uninsured.Contact with HPV before,I got Gardasil before we met,I have no symptoms.Psoriasis?

Psoriasis: From your description psoriasis is in the differential. I would suggest seeing either your primary care physician or a dermatologist. If you can not afford a visit you could try over the counter topical steroid cream and see if it resolves. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be infected with HPV virus and get labia minora skin warts without sexual contact?

Is it possible to be infected with HPV virus and get labia minora skin warts without sexual contact?

Most HPV: Infections are sexually transmitted, but there rare exceptions. If you are infected, yes there can be warts. ...Read more

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What could cause skin warts other than hpv?

What could cause skin warts other than hpv?

Verruca: Warts or verruca vulgaris are caused by hpv. You may have another type of growth that is not a wart. For a clear diagnosis see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can HPV infect someone even if there is no cut on the person's skin?

Can HPV infect someone even if there is no cut on the person's skin?

HPV risks: With rare exceptions, genital HPV infections only involve the genital or anal area, or sometimes the mouth and throat. They are passed person to person only by sex. A cut in the skin is not necessary for transmission. Fortunately, serious outcomes (warts, cancer, etc) occur in only a small minority of infected persons. Get vaccinated to prevent infection with the 9 most troublesome HPV types. ...Read more

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