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High risk human papillomavirus. Why are there low risk and high risk viruses?

High risk human papillomavirus. Why are there low risk and high risk viruses?

Natural variation: There are different strains of hpv virus due to small variations in dna, just like there are different varieties of dogs and other animals or plants. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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My girlfriend was diagnosed through pap smear with human papillomavirus, I've never had a std, i get routine checks in the military for every STD and virus out there, I'm only sexually active with my girlfriend Iand I'm the only guy she's ever been with,

My girlfriend was diagnosed through pap  smear with human papillomavirus, I've never had a std, i get routine checks in the military for every STD and virus out there, I'm only sexually active with my girlfriend Iand I'm the only guy she's ever been with,

HPV common virus: HPV is passed on through genital contact. Sometimes no symptoms, sometimes sx like genital warts, anala cancer, penile cancerd, and oral ca. According to the CDC there is no good HPV test for males. We can screen hi risk groups of males that have anal sex with a anal pap.. There is no approved smear for genital warts. You may have had HPV for years and given it to her without knowing. No good test ...Read more

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What is the human papillomavirus (hpv)?

Fmly of wart viruses: Hpv includes at least 100 identified strains of a wart producing dna bases virus. Two strains are associated with cervical cancer and 2 with genital warts. The virus is a somewhat stelth agent that can pass easily in spite of condom use different from some other std's. It can also go unnoticed & hibernate for years. About 70% of females are expected to be serum + for hpv within 3 yrs of 1st sex. ...Read more

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Describe how HPV (human papillomavirus) is contracted?

As STD : As std through intercourse. But also from skin and mucous membranes. Depends on the strain. There are hundreds of varieties. Some cause venereal warts, others plantar warts, others regular warts. ...Read more

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Why does human papillomavirus only affect sexually active women?

Why does human papillomavirus only affect sexually active women?

Not just women.: Sexually active women are affected because they get the disease through sex. But they can spread this to male partners who are not infected if they have multiple partners. That's why cervical cancer risk in increased in these women. But hpv can appear anywhere on the skin or mucous membranes, like arms, legs, and face. ...Read more

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Can you please define human papillomavirus?

Can you please define human papillomavirus?

Common virus: Human papillomavirus is the virus that causes different types of warts and also can cause cervical cancer. There are multiple subtypes of the virus, and certain one are associated with certain types of diseases. ...Read more

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Who is at the most risk for the human papillomavirus and why?

Who is at the most risk for the human papillomavirus and why?

Risks of HPV: Two strains are associated with cervical, oral & anal cancer and 2 with genital warts. The virus is a somewhat stealth agent that can pass easily in spite of condom use. It can also go unnoticed & hibernate for years before transforming local cells to produce cancer. The fact that it is out of sight makes the cancer strains more worrisome. Any sexually active person can get it. ...Read more

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Hi,I would like to know what tests detect human papillomavirus.

Testing: Testing for HPV is generally a DNA test done on a pap smear or a sample collected like a pap and not a blood test. There are several ways that this can be done and you can test for the high and/or the low risk strains of the virus.Hybrid capture is one of the more frequent methods used in the US but not the only one. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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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