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Hpv Stage 1
Was diagnosed with small stage of HPV 1 month ago, no symptoms an would likely be treatable is there a chance I can pass giving oral to my boyfriend?
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
Dysplasia: While dysplasia is indeed abnormal, it is not "really bad". You need the appropriate treatment at this time for your dysplasia - the treatment options for your specific situation should be discussed with your doctor. Then you need routine monitoring to make sure treatment was successful and that you were not reinfected. This part of treatment is every bit as important as the initial care. ...Read more
Yes.: Most hpv dna tests performed on pap smears detect between 10 and 15 types of hpv (the most common high risk types that over time might lead to cancer). There are testing methods that exist in which specific types can be identified. Some labs perform "genotyping" tests that will tell the patient / doctor if the strain is 16 or 18 (the two most aggressive types). ...Read more
Yes: The vaccine only protects against certain strains of HPV--the ones that are most commonly indicated in cervical cancer and genital warts. But HPV has over 100 strains so, yes, you can still get HPV but the (very good) idea is that you protect yourself against the most commonly worst. Do not let this deter you from getting the vaccine. ...Read more
Possibly!: Hpv is now the most common cause for throat cancer in either sex! that said, it is highly contagious and easily transmitted! Oral sex with barrier protection can help, certainly with regular intercourse! All women should be vaccinated with hpv vaccine at an early age. The same case can be made for males! ...Read more
Possible: The protection is best after all three injections. However, even one injection could infer some protection. ...Read more
HPV: You were exposed to hpv as a young man. You most likely cleared it and have nothing to worry about. 96% of us are infected by age 26. If you have a history of any anal warts then the next step is to get an anal pap smear with the reflex hpv hybrid testing. But if you have no anal history then there is nothing to advise you to do. ...Read more
What are the practical steps for a male with HPV warts who wants to marry and have children? How does one approach a woman if he has hpv?
If I'm HPV+ & my partner is too, Does that mean it will be continuously passed between us? If one heals and the other doesn't can they get reinfected
Couple of ways...:
Possible for an hpv test to be positive in a patient with a later test being negative. A couple of explanations:
1. Variability in sampling: if the first test collected cells from a warty / infected area and the second test did not sample the warty area, the tests could both be "correct".
Tests are only as good as samples.
2. Patient's immune response may have also have cleared the infection. ...Read more
Test error?: It would be extremely unusual for one person to test positive for 14 high risk ("bad") types of HPV. It may be an error in the test. Clarify with your doctor, who in turn should clarify if necssary with the lab; or s/he might consider repeat testing. That said, I doubt having several types raises the risk of cancer or other serious outcomes compared with 1-3 types, a more common test result. ...Read more
Close to 100%: Hpv is the most common std in the world. In fact, classifying it as an std does not mean that it cannot be transmitted in other ways. For example, skin-to-skin contact could potentially spread the virus. While some hpv infections lead to cancers in both men and women, in most cases hpv will clear up on its own without causing any symptoms, side effects, or problems. Vaccination is recommended. ...Read more
Does having a past occurence of one type of HPV provide *any* level of immunity for other types of hpv?
HPV: There is some cross immunity but not much. Your two best options are the quadrivalent vaccine and limiting your sexual partners. ...Read more
What is HPV and how is it transmitted from one to another, is there types transferred through toilets and sonas?
I received 2 of the HPV shots but forgot to get the last one and its been almost a year should I go get the 3rd one?
If you or your partner has never had HPV can it just automaticlly form in your body or does one of you have to have had it? If you have never had HPV and your partner has never had HPV can it just automaticlly form in you or your partners body or does one
Not spontaneous: HPV is one of the most common STD's.It has the ability to infect you, remain unnoticed for years, clear it's initial infection but return and infect your future partners indefinately. It does not just appear out of thin air. It is acquired from an infected source. That contact may have been a decade in the past. ...Read more
If I had oral sex with some one that has HPV and I got it can other people get it if I kissed them?
My husband of one year has HPV and I have SLIL...we want kids, is it ok to have unprotected sex to have kids?
How does a person acquire hpv, esp the types linked to cancer? If I have only ever had one partner, what is my HPV risk?
Had 2-3 outbreaks of HPV in 2001 nothing since; gyno exam confirmed; do I still have HPV and will warts appear again one day?
I have mild dysplacia and I've been taking HPV shots. I have one more to go. Is there anything I can drink or eat to help it go away?
Young women like you almost always get rid of cervical dysplasia on their own. That is why it is no longer recommended by the asccp to start pap smear screening until age 21.
Your own immune system will cure this problem no matter what you eat or drink, but a well-balanced diet and getting enough sleep are a good idea for anyone, including you. ...Read more
Why it is more chance to have HPV infection if you do sex in early age? Does sex with only one partner in early age cause HPV infection?
The basics: You only get an STD like HPV from someone infected with HPV. It can remain dormant and have no symptoms for decades. Early sexual activity increases the chance of multiple partners and more exposures. Two people who never had partner sex can start a life and never get a STD if they remain faithful to each other. ...Read more
Is it true hpv can clear itself? Positive for 15 yrs, paps still normal. Only one partner past 15 yrs. Can he have it and be reinfecting me? Confused
Clearing/hibernating: HPV is a family of virus strains that can have an initial active period before they clear & go dormant or "hibernate" within an infected person indefinitely. Those strains affiliated with genital warts may respond to treatments or seem to clear, only to emerge again later. Non-wart strains associated with cancer can shed intermittently and emerge decades later with precancerous changes. ...Read more
Is female condom better protection to my partner than his condom? Should he too wear one? I have HPV 16 + others. How effective's female condom to male?
Here are some...: Using male or female condom for better safe sex is just heighten protection by adding additional barrier to the natural barriers - skin and mucosa. If natural barrier is violated by physical trauma or chemical injury, we rely on humoral immune defense including antibodies, WBC, complicated inflammatory processes, etc. Condom helps such, but there has been no known specific study to address yours. ...Read more
How is HPV transmitted from one person to another I know its skin to skin but like does one or the another person have to be infected to transfer it?
Yes it is an STD: U cannot get it without contact from someone who has it. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: The virus can be self-inoculated. Think about warts on your hands and feet - they often "spread" - this is all just auto-inoculation. Also, there can be intermediates in transmission. For instance, if you have genital warts and have sex and then oral sex after, the virus can be transmitted to your mouth and vocal cords. Moms with active HPV can also transmit virus to baby during childbirth. ...Read more
Ascis pap negative HPV 1 1/2 yrs ago 1 yr ago normal pap how likely this one not cancerous same faithful husband 20 yrs?
Pap Smears: It is very likely that your next pap will also be normal. The gyn may surprise you and then tell you that you need less frequent pap smears. The standards are changing now that the dna hpv test is available. If you have no new exposures you may very well need less pap smears in the future. ...Read more