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Hpv Tests For Men
Are there tests to diagnose HPV for men? My girlfriend told me she has hpv. I don't have any symptoms, but am worried i might get it. How can I find out if I have hpv?
There : There isn't a standardized screening/ blood test for men. ...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
Several reasons: There's little incentive for companies to make tests for men. Unlike women, in men HPV lesions (warts etc) usually are easy to see and diagnose, so lab test isn't needed. There is no point in testing men without lesions; up to half age 18-25 would be positive, with no treatment. Most such infections never cause disease and testing would not help prevention. Instead of testing, rely on vaccination! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally no test: Some doctors will test men, but it is rare. There's no need for your partner to be tested, though. If you hpv you can assume that he does too. Because men rarely (there are some exceptions) have hpv related cancers we don't worry too much about whether or not they have it. The hpv vaccine has recently been approved for boys, though, so if he's under 26 he shouls be able to get vaccinated. ...Read more
Is there any way to screen for HPV infection, especially HPV-16 infection in men in the U.S.? Like a PCR test or some other way my doctor can do this?
Not worth it: Tony, I'm proud you want to be a responsible lover. Take the HPV injection series instead. Some tests are available but nobody knows what to do with the data. Would you forgo a loving relationship because you do, or do not, have HPV-16 on board? What man would do that? You'll keep an eye out for lesions regardless. If you're not going to do anything different, don't to the test. Make sense? ...Read more
Is there a test that can be performed on men and in the mouth that can detect cancer causing strand of HPV with no symptoms?
Antibodies/exam: Your physician may be able to do a test that can identify if you have developed antibodies to the strain of the virus.An ENT may also be able to examine the back of your tongue & throat & identify areas where the germ may have activity. However, once you have it, it can stay forever & not necessarily always be visable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any blood tests in the world which can test for HPV (human papillomavirus) presence in men? Someone who insists on being diagnosed please.
No test for men: Currently there is no test for men to detect HPV. Some doctors may offer anal Pap smears for high risk men (men who have anal sex or is HIV positive). However, there is no blood test to detect HPV at the moment. If you are concerned with any symptoms, please see your doctor to be examined. ...Read more
Is there a test for men that can detect HPV 16 and HPV 18? I am a gay man so this is a concern for me as I engage in receptive anal intercourse.
No test, no need: There are no routinely available tests for HPV of any type in men. But it doesn't matter. For sure you have been anally infected with HPV, probably including high risk types like HPV 16 or 18, since these are among the most common types. Regardless of testing, you need to be on the lookout for cancer related problems, such as anal wart-like growths. Maybe anal paps: controversial, discuss w/ doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to know if my partner has genital HPV or not? He's ok and no symptoms. Blood test? DNA test? How can men find out? What's the treatment for them??
Don't ask: Please forgive me. There's no test for HPV for a man, and no treatment. If you are right for each other, it's moot. HPV is not a danger to your life if you get regular pap smears and follow-up. If this guy is worth loving, and loves you, take him just as he is -- and be thankful also for the fact that we can manage HPV. You have been immunized, right? ...Read more