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What is the human papillomavirus (hpv)?

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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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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How is HPV human papillomavirus tested?

How is HPV human papillomavirus tested?

DNA analysis: Testing is primarily performed if there is concern that the hpv strain is one with a risk for future uterine cancer. There are > 100 different strains of hpv, type 16 &18 are the severely risky ones, a few others are of intermediate risk. Most are fortunately harmless. Test is by swabbing cervical area of vagina and usually performed together with a pap test. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is HPV (human papillomavirus)?

Viral infection: There are many (dozens) of types of human papilloma virus, some of which result in genital warts (which is where it gets its name) and some of which can cause cervical dysplasia (a pre-cancerous change of the uterine cervix). These are sexually transmitted and are very common. Tests for hpv can be done at the time of a pap smear. ...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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How would I know if I had human papillomavirus (hpv)? Afraid to ask my gyno.

Most people do: 85% of people over the age of 18 have hpv. The pap smear is designed to find changes associated with hpv. The gradualism vaccine is designed to help protect you from 4 of the many types of hpv. ...Read more

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What are the chances of HPV human papillomavirus clearing on its own in someone's system (i.e a 27year old male) who has abstained for 7years since..?

What are the chances of HPV human papillomavirus clearing on its own in someone's system (i.e a 27year old male) who has abstained for 7years since..?

Good chance: There is about a 70-90% chance that the immune system can clear the virus. If he notices symptoms (genital warts), he probably still has the virus. Condoms will reduce the infection rate to his partner, but it is not 100%, since it is transmitted from skin to skin, even through oral sex. Having the partner be vaccinated (as long as they're under age 26), would also reduce transmission. ...Read more

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Human papillomavirus: Can we expect blood tests in the future? What about a cure even for hpv? Very curious.. (27yr old male)

Human papillomavirus: Can we expect blood tests in the future? What about a cure even for hpv? Very curious.. (27yr old male)

No and no. Sorry!: No blood test for HPV is commercially available or expected soon. They are used in research but not accurate enough for patient care. Once a blood test is positive, it is positive for life, long after the infection is gone. True cure of HPV also is unlikely. Happily, the immune system clears almost all infections, and the large majority cause no disease, even the types with the high cancer risk. ...Read more

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If a pregnant girl has bad HPV (human papillomavirus) can she have her baby natural?

Probably: Many women have hpv and have no problems with delivery. If there are many and very large warts present at the vagina it may be advisable to proceed with a cesarean delivery just to avoid trauma to the area. That really is quite rare. ...Read more

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