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Hpv Test For Guys
7yrs ago i was in contact with wit a guy who had a HPV breakout. Todate i haven any break out.I am wondering how to test if i hold the virus?
Possible HPV: Your OB or your family doctor could test you for the virus. You are 27 yo. The gardisil vaccine to prevent the worst strains of hpv is recommended up to age 26. Your may still wish to talk to your doctor about that as a possibility. I highly recommend you educate yourself about the various std's. There are 12 of them. You can read excellent articles and statistics on www.Webmd.Com. Protect yoursel. ...Read more
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
How do i check whether i have oral hpv? Please help! Anyway? Im a hetero guy.but i kinda feel like i have warts inside anus.scared.any tests? Please!!
The tests for HPV include:: Skin biopsy, Anoscopy, Pap smear, HPV DNA, HPV genotypes 16 and 18, HPV hybrid capture 2, HPV typing in situ, Surepath and HPV panel, Surepath Pap smear with ASCUS, Surepath Pap smear with HPV, Surepath Pap smear with HPV and gonorrhea and chlamydia, Thin prep Pap and HPV II, Thin prep Pap with HPV and gonorrhea and chlamydia, Thinprep Tis and HPV. ...Read more
Tests, tests: All tests have their limitations. First there is the data collection. Did the doc swab you well? Then was the swab transported to the lab correctly? Then how sensitive was the test? There are many different serotypes of HPV. If you are 28 now hopefully you got 3 Guardasil shots as a teen and are protected. Call your pediatrician and ask his/her nurse if you did? ...Read more
Limit partners: It is important to understand that you will have the virus however whether you are shedding is hard to predict. Know that whomever you have intercourse with you can transfer the virus. It is important to limit your partners and wear a condom- which will also help protect against other diseases hiv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis. ...Read more
Virus: Human papillomavirus is a family of over 100 viruses. They mainly cause warts. In women they are the major cause of cervical cancer. In men they are the major cause of scrotal, penile and anal cancer. They also cause a fatal respiratory disease in newborns. It is caught and passed on inn various ways. The genital form obviously as std. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very hard to tell: HPV is not a reliable STD to judge relationships. This virus can lay latent for years and then surface or it can do bad things in a quicker timeline. On top of that, it is so prevalent that you may end up with it from sources you wouldn't expect. It may be the worst disease to try and peg infidelity on. ...Read more
High risk types.: There are more than 100 strains of hpv. Of these, some are more strongly associated with progression to cancer than others. Hpv dna testing performed on anogenital samples like pap smears looks for the most common types of these "high risk" viral strains. The most widely used hpv dna test is called hybrid capture 2. This method detects the 13 most commonly encountered high risk viral types. ...Read more
Extremly unlikely: HPV is rarely if ever transmitted mouth to genitals. It can be acquired in the mouth by oral sex, but rarely goes in the other direction. However, you can expect to have HPV someday; almost all sexually active people are eventually infected, mostly from genital or anal sex, not oral. That's why you and all young people need HPV vaccine, to prevent infection with the most troublesome HPV types. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Why ?: If your concern is a serum test for antibodies, the result may change after 2 months if related to a specific exposure, but the issue is over rated. In the pre-vaccine era as many as 70% of college age women were found to be serum positive. Most went on to live an uneventful life.A few were diagnosed early & treated for pre-cancer because they had their pap smears done as recommended ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer