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What would be the latency period for HPV virus?

What would be the latency period for HPV virus?

It varies: From initial contact with hpv, the latency period averages two to three months. However, the range for latency is one to approximately twenty months. This is for hpv virus infections that produce venereal warts. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Hpv (Definition)

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


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If a woman is infected with HPV, does the blood of her monthly period contain the HPV virus?

If a woman is infected with HPV, does the blood of her monthly period contain the HPV virus?

Maybe, but...: ...it probably doesn't matter. It's possible menstrual blood would be contain HPV in women with genital HPV infection. However, it doesn't matter: nobody ever catches HPV through contact with blood in the environment. The virus is ONLY transmitted by sex. ...Read more

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How long can the human papilloma virus lay dormant?

How long can the human papilloma virus lay dormant?

Varies: Once cells are invaded by hpv, a latency (quiet) period of months to years may occur. The exact incubation time is unknown, but most investigators believe the incubation period is 3 months. It is now known that some hpv infections are actually transient and temporary, and that the body may actually eliminate the virus successfully. This is most likely when infected at a young age. ...Read more

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Negative biopsy, gynaecologist says that the HPV virus is there but it is not doing anything. Is HPV completely dormant in all parts of my body?

Negative biopsy, gynaecologist says that the HPV virus is there but it is not doing anything. Is HPV completely dormant in all parts of my body?

No: The HPV virus does not reside in all parts of your body, instead it tends to reside in the junctions where one cell type turns into another, one of which is the cervix which is pretty much the junction between the vagina and the uterus. You will still need to get pap smears, though it is not impossible for your body to clear the virus on its own. ...Read more

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Why do people/doctors say HPV can sometimes clear up on its own? Don't they mean HPV can lay dormant. Viruses never just go away! Can't rid a virus.

HPV can go away: Hpv is a common virus that most of us are exposed to by virtue of being human beings who are sexually active. It is an issue when it causes genital warts and pre-cancerous changes of the cervix. It is possible for the virus to lay dormant in the areas where exposure occurred, but it can also be cleared. Your chances of clearing the virus are better if you do not smoke! ...Read more

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Once the HPV virus cleared up by the immune system will be only dormant? After years or so if the immunity compromised the virus will be active again?

Once the HPV virus cleared up by the immune system will be only dormant? After years or so if the immunity compromised the virus will be active again?

Dormant: HPV comes from a family of viruses that can remain dormant in your system for your lifetime. It can possibly re-activate, and you can shed virus without knowing it. However, for most this is just a possibility, not an expected outcome. ...Read more

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What happens if you contract the HPV virus, does it lay dormant forever?

Possible. ..: Contacting HPV may not necessarily contract it. Contracting it does mean you will have clinical appearance of wart lesion, but may become its carrier. This situation reflects the balance of the infectivity of the HPV subtype you contracted and host (you) immune defense ability. While disliking to hear such uncertainty, this is the life reality yet we have to face and deal with. More? Ask Doc. ... ...Read more

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Does the HPV virus remain in your body for a life, whether it's dormant or active? I have been with only 2ppl in my life I am a WRECK :, (Plz help me

Does the HPV virus remain in your body for a life, whether it's dormant or active? I have been with only 2ppl in my life I am a WRECK :, (Plz help me

Label confusion: HPV is a family of dozens of virus strains that includes the common skin wart. It also includes 9 strains that are known to cause genital infections, 2 wart strains and 7 associated with cervical cancer. Having HPV doesn't make you unique. Women have been getting pap smears for decades for early detection/treatment of the HPV associated cancer. It just may make you more likely to do your follow up ...Read more

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Does the hpv virus remain in your body for a life, whether it's dormant or active? Just made an appt after getting a letter, I am a WRECK!!! :, (also just had baby 12-30-14. Is she at risk as well???

Does the hpv virus remain in your body for a life, whether it's dormant or active? Just made an appt after getting a letter, I am a WRECK!!! :, (also just had baby 12-30-14. Is she at risk as well???

Depends: If you are discussing visible the active phase, like genital warts, these often eventually go away or respond to treatments. However, the virus is from a family of viruses well known for going dormant in the host body with the potential for recurrence. You tend to have it forever, but it may never return to an active state. Infants can develop genital warts if mom was actively shedding at delivery. ...Read more

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Should men get the HPV virus?

Should men get the HPV virus?

The vaccine, YES!: The hpv vaccine, or gardasil, is best known for its prevention of cervical cancers and cervical dysplasias. The hpv vaccine also protects against anal and rectal cancers, and is showing some promise in protection against esophageal and throat cancers that may be hpv related. It also offers protection against genital warts. So yes, get vaccinated! ...Read more

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How bad for men is the HPV virus?

Not as dangerous..: It is not as dangerous form men as it is for women. In men, it typically causes venereal
warts. In women, certain strains of hpv can cause cervical cancer. Certain strains might
be related to penile cancers. Best is to avid unprotected sexual relations and if you have
a lesion that doesn’t belong…get it checked out. ...Read more

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Can the HPV virus be transfered to a dog?

Can the HPV virus be transfered to a dog?

HPV: Stands for Human Papilloma Virus, and the host is only humans. Dogs can get a similar virus, but it is unique to them, and usually occurs in the mouth. ...Read more

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Are there non-sexual HPV viruses that can be transmitted?

Are there non-sexual HPV viruses that can be transmitted?

Yes: HPV is the virus that causes warts. So all kinds of warts including ones on the hands and feet are due to the HPV virus. ...Read more

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Does HPV stop your period?

Does HPV stop your period?

No.: Hpv is a virus that can infect the lining of the cervix, vagina, vulva, anus, penis and mouth. It is spread by sexual transmission. Hpv infection generally has no impact on the estrus cycle and generally does not change the timing or "intensity" of periods. Hpv can cause warts, precancerous changes and cancers. ...Read more

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What are human papilloma viruses (hpv)?

DNA viruses: Hpvs are dna viruses that can cause warts, premalignancy / dysplasia, and cancers in people. Some strains are associated with skin infections and cause warts only (like warts on feet and fingers). Other strains are more commonly seen on the genitals (cervix, vagina, penis, anus, etc...) and can be spread by sexual contact. The pap test and hpv dna tests and biopsies are used to diagnose hpv. ...Read more

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If I have the HPV virus, is my partner infected?

Not necessarily: The hpv virus is incredibly common. There are many strains out there too. Your partner may or may not be affected also you should know that men and women are not affected the same. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more