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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am hpv+ and I have painless thyroid cyst with painful active nodules recently noted.What should I do?
I have HPV strain 16 I've been treated for abnormal cervical cells..I also have 3 thyroid nodules. Could HPV be the cause of the nodules?
Have been given a good report by an "ent"& an internist. I have thyroid disease (tk levo) & HPV (tk aldara). Why do I still have a chronic sore throat?
Combination of thing: A few thoughts- although you may not have had anything obvious on ENT exam you may still have subclinical gerd, post nasal drip, allergy or even irritant. I would review your hx to see if there is anything we are missing - try trials of appropriate meds including standard anti gerd, anti drip and anti allergy. At the end of the day this might be a combo of things. ...Read more
I'm so scared that i may be diagnosed with hpv. What i'd like to know is how serious it is, and should I tell my current partners?
Very common...: Hpv is so common that at least 50% of sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives. Most people with hpv do not develop symptoms or health problems from it. In 90% of cases, the body’s immune system clears hpv naturally within two years. Sometimes, hpv infections are not cleared and can cause genital warts or cervical cancer. See http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv.Htm. ...Read more
Are there cases where with proper follow up & Pap tests + no sex, HPV would leave the body & I'd be cured? Or it stays in the body no matter what??
Likely stays: HPV is from a family of viruses that tend to persist in the body indefinitely. After initial infection, it can go clear any obvious tissue and go into hibernation for decades. That does not mean they always cause cancer, it just means you maintain a lifetime of monitoring so you can remove the initial stage of such change early enough to prevent it's spread. ...Read more