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Hpv Type 16 Symptoms
I received the results of HPV typing and I'm positive for LR57/71, HR 56, HR 66/68. Is there a cure? Does it go away?
Follow doc's advice: Almost all HPV infections are cleared by the immune system, usually 1-2 yr. Viral DNA may persist with chance of later recurrence, but for practical purposes the infection is gone. More important than HPV itself is whether you have dysplasia (pre-cancer cells) of the cervix or other infected area. Even high-risk HPV rarely leads to actual cancer. Follow doc's advice about treatment and follow-up. ...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
I received the results of HPV viral typing and I'm positive for HPV LR57/71 HPV HR 56 HPV HR 66/68 Is there anything I can do to stop HPV. And partner?
HPV 56, 66/68 are high risk strains for cervical cancer, using a female condom would prevent skin contact and spread of HPV, also using Microbicides
A 2005 review article suggested that several inexpensive chemicals might serve to block HPV transmission if applied to the genitals prior to sexual contact. Carrageenan which is a sexual lubricant brand may prevent spread of HPV ...Read more
I know there is different types of HPV, but what of it's been months and no signs or symptoms. I'm getting tested regardless just need higher thoughts?
Question about HPV I am a 42 year old male. My former partner had an abnormal pap 4 years ago which the dr said was hpv, though didn't specify a type. Her subsequent followups and next 3 annuals came back clean, and I've never had any symptoms myself. I w
Let me start by saying that approximately 1/3 people carry the hpv virus. Most of those people don't have signs or symptoms and may never know. There are 100's of types of hpv, the most dengerous causing cervical cancer in women; there are other types which cause genital warts. The cancer risk in men in much lower than women; the types that most commonly affect men are rectal and throat.
We can safely assume based on history your partner is a carrier of the hpv virus, fortunately for her she has had 3 normal paps and therefore showing no cervical changes.
To answer your question, hpv can be passed by oral sex and even genital to genital contact. In order to fully protect yourself a condom should be used with all sexual activity (oral and vaginal) from start to finish. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Any life event always displays itself at a certain spot on its course or pattern of full spectrum to reflect the host's coping ability; likewise, HPV infection does by showing no symptoms at all to full-blown cauliflower-like lesion, but not with "dermatitis" except catching superimposed skin infection by yeasts - candida, or bacteria - staph or strept, but rarely. ...Read more
Tested positive genital HPV16 & others. How to know if I have the throat type too? Is it also no symptoms? How to cure throat HPV in this case if any?
No cure: There is immunization for HPV, but no cure - yet. In most individuals, the body's immune system seems to neutralize the virus over an up to 2 year time period. HPV infections don't cause symptoms, unless an individuals' body is unable to fight the virus and decade down the road ends up with cancer of the cervix or the throat. A swab from the throat is technically possible. ...Read more
Many have no Sx: Hpv can pass from one to another with no symptoms at all. Some strains will persist in the body for decades & only be recognized when cell changes on a pap smear suggest precancerous growth. Some strains will produce skin bumps that can grow into wart like growths on the genitals (male or female) & spread over time. ...Read more
Warts, cancer (rare): Oral HPV usually causes no symptoms at all. Rarely warts inside the mouth; more rarely, cancer of the throat. The vast majority of oral HPV causes neither problem and clears up on its own. But warts and maybe cancer are more common in people with immune deficiency, especially due to HIV (maybe on your mind, since you're in Uganda?). If you think you have oral warts, HIV testing is necessary. ...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
Cervical cancer: The concern for females is that there is an association between high risk hpv types and cervical and vulvar cancers. However, hpv infections are incredibly common and most people with hpv do not get cancer. It's important to be up to date with your visit with your gynecologist. ...Read more
Yes: Men don't have any symptoms from having the hpv types that cause changes to the cells of the cervix, or abnormal pap smears. Men get hpv or genital warts caused by hpv types 6 and 11--then they will have symptoms of warts. If men have genital warts, they are at much higher risk of having other types of hpv that can cause abnormal pap smears for women. ...Read more
HPV: Unless you get warts this is a difficult question to answer. If you get one of the dangerous strains of hpv it can take some years to show on your pap smears. It is always best at your age, regardless of your sexual history to get the hpv vaccine known as gardisil. Please do not miss this vital vaccination. ...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?
Causes of hpv? What causes hpv? What are symptoms and how would I know if it is something I should be worried about?
80% of sexually active women have been exposed to hpv. Appropriate concern should come in the form of routine gynecologic screening, such as your annual exam and pap smear when indicated.
Most people with hpv disease have no symptoms unless it progresses to cause cervical or vulvar lesions such as cancer. ...Read more
Is isoprinosine helpful for hpv? How can I know the articles I've read about isoprinosine reducing symptoms of HPV up to 94% are real?
See answer: Isoprinosine has been licensed since 1971 for the treatment of cell-mediated immune deficiencies associated with various viral infections. Currently registered in 43 countries world wide for a variety of indications, including the stds hpv and hsv. Isoprinosine is not licensed by the fda and is not available for purchase in the us. The data on true clinical efficacy and safety is limited "imo.". ...Read more
Should I get tested for HPV even if I don't have symptoms? It very rarely causes anything bad so getting diagnosed might cause more worry than its worth
Excellent point: Over 90% of people worldwide carry HPV so you could consider this "normal". Adding the stress of testing and positive results for a virus this common may add undue stress to people for no particular gain. Self examination of the genitals is probably more important. If warts or skin discolorations occur, that is when testing for high risk strains of HPV may be helpful. ...Read more
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
Usually none: Most HPV infections cause no symptoms at all and nothing abnormal on examination. But some infections cause genital or anal warts, and others can cause cancer. But actual cancer is easily prevented by regular health care. And you can prevent the most important HPV related health problems by immunization. Talk to your primary care doctor about the available vaccines. ...Read more
Tested pos for HPV in 2015. My chart says neg for 16 & 18. Also says pos for other H risk type. What does this mean? Will I eventually get cancer?
Not necessarily: Woman have been getting pap smears for decades before we knew the link to HPV.Now we understand that some strains are more likely to produce cervical cancer than others. It may show up in years/decades or NEVER after the primary infection. Use this information as motivation to go in on time for your followups. Early detection of precancerous changes can allow removal before it converts to cancer ...Read more