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Doctor insights on: Human Papillomaviruses Hpv

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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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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What is HPV [human papilloma virus]?

What is HPV [human papilloma virus]?

An infection.: Hpv (human papilloma virus) is an infectious organism. It is a dna virus that is spread by human to human contact including sexual contacts. Some high risk strains of this virus are associated with cervical, vaginal, anal, and oral warts, precancers and cancers. ...Read more

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Can gardasil vaccine eliminate human papillomavirus?

Can gardasil vaccine eliminate human papillomavirus?

No: The goal of a vaccine is to train your immunity to be aware of an organism - viral or germ - and produce a killing response so when the real infection enters your body it will be dealt with quickly. If you already carry the HPV infection - the vaccine will not eliminate it ...Read more

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Human papilloma virus vaccine for boys ok?

Human papilloma virus vaccine for boys ok?

Highly recommended: The hpv vaccine has been well tolerated. It's recommended for boys at 11 or 12 through age 21 but can be given as young as 9 (and through age 26 for those at higher risk). It reduces the risk of anal cancer in boys and girls as well as the risk of cervical cancer in girls. Hopefully it will reduce some other hpv related cancers. The Gardasil hpv also reduces sexually transmitted warts by 90%. ...Read more

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Can cunnilingus or fellatio transmit HPV (human papilloma virus) infections?

Yes to both but rare: The hpv virus is ubiquitous. But most of us, most of the time, are able to fight off its affects in terms of warts or precancerous changes of the cervix. That's just the preamble. Your question was about contracting it through cunnilingous or felatio. Yes it is possible but saliva, for the most part will kill the hpv. Never the less, there are increasing reports of oral/throat hpv. ...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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Human immunodeficiency virus--can it mutate?

Human immunodeficiency virus--can it mutate?

Yes: Hiv mutates in response to HIV therapy. If you're being treated without a complete response (partial suppression), the virus can mutate so it can replicate in the presence of the drugs. This usually happens in people who don't take their medications properly. They can then transmit the mutant virus to others. Spontaneous mutation (mutation independent of therapy) has not been a big problem. ...Read more

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Describe how HPV (human papillomavirus) is contracted?

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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Does human papillomavirus cause all cervical cancer?

Does human papillomavirus cause all cervical cancer?

Not quite: It is very prevalent and typically type 16 and 18 are the culprits, however it probably isn't accurate to say 'all' are caused by it. ...Read more

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How can th HPV human papilloma virus effect men?

Often no symptoms...: Most men with hpv infection have no signs or symptoms. Hpv can infect the skin of the penis / scrotum / perianal areas and can cause warts, but many male patients who have hpv have no symptoms. Hpv can also cause dysplasia (precancer) and true cancer at these sites. In addition, hpv can infect the lips, oral cavity, tongue / tonsils and can cause warts, precancer, and cancer in these sites too. ...Read more

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Are HPV warts contagious?

Yes: Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease and are indeed quite contagious. In the United States and much of developed countries, hpv is actually the most commom std! ...Read more

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Can human papilloma virus cause cancer in women?

Can human  papilloma virus cause cancer in women?

HPV and cancer : Yes. Human papilloma virus is a known cause of cervical cancer, as well as some other cancers. If you had it diagnosed after a pap smear, for example, it is best to consult your gynecologist to MAP out the best plan of action for you, depending on the extent of the cellular changes and the specific species of virus involved. Some are more dangerous than others, such as types 16 & 18. ...Read more

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How is human parvo virus transmitted?

How is human parvo virus transmitted?

Fifth disease: Here is a nice discussion by the cdc on your question. http://www.cdc.gov/parvovirusb19/fifth-disease.html. ...Read more

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How does human papilloma virus contribute to cervical cancer?

How does human papilloma virus contribute to cervical cancer?

Yes: The human papilloma virus is absolutely the leading cause of cervical cancer. Luckily there is now a vaccine which can prevent infection or progression of the most cancer inducing strains of the virus. Modern screening techniques such as pap smear and dna analysis can discover viral infection and pre-cancerous signs long before it progresses to cancer. ...Read more

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Is HPV contagious?

Is HPV contagious?

Yes: It is spread by direct skin to skin transfer from an infected patient whether symptoms of the virus are present or not. ...Read more

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Help docs, is human papilloma virus curable?

Help docs, is human papilloma virus curable?

Define cure ?: The HPV and associated skin or other signs can clear over time in most people with a good immune system However, it is part of a family of viruses that can hibernate and re-emerge later. The shedding of viral particles is also intermittent. My assumption is that it stays with us forever, but for most is never a problem. ...Read more

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In what viral group is human papilloma virus classified?

In what viral group is human papilloma virus classified?

HumanPapillomaVirus: Human papilloma viruses is the name of a large group of viruses. There are about 100 subtypes of human papilloma viruses; almost half can occasionally cause cancer. For example, the virus that causes ordinary skin warts (including plantar warts) is called hpv-1. Two others, hpv-16 and hpv-18, are responsible for a majority of cervical cancers and are components of both of the hpv vaccines. ...Read more