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Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

HPV: HPV is a very common virus and there are many strains. Only a few of them are associated with cervical cancer for the female. Once you have the virus it will stay in your system. There is no treatment for the virus. The best prevention at this time is to get the HPV vaccine prior to sexual activity to prevent you from contracting the virus. Screening pap smears is important to look for changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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 should I know about human papillomaviruses (hpv)?

What should I know about human papillomaviruses (hpv)?

Human papiloma virus: The hpv are a group of more than 100 viruses, some of which cause problems in humans.Two strains are known to cause genital warts and 2 strains are associated with cervical, anal& penile cancer. It is spread through skin to skin contact with surfaces shedding the virus. It can be acquired & lay dormant for years before surfacing to cause problems & spread to others. ...Read more

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What should you know about human papillomaviruses (hpv)?

What should you know about human papillomaviruses (hpv)?

Can cause disease: Hpv is a group of viruses that can cause warts, venereal warts and cancer. Some types of hpv are benign. There is an excellent vaccine that can prevent infection and cancer available for young men and women. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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Is it true that Intravenous Immunoglobulin or IVIG can also cure Human Papillomavirus? (HPV)

Sorry, not true : If you have HPV, your immune system will clear it up over time (typically 6-12 months), but there are no medications or treatments known to speed it up, including IVIG. If you have warts, any of several local treatments are effective, like freezing, podofilox, imiquimod, and others. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a pregnant girl has mild HPV (human papillomavirus) can she have her baby normal?

Can you tell me if a pregnant girl has mild HPV (human papillomavirus) can she have her baby normal?

Yes: She can have the baby normally but it is possible that the baby can acquire the infection when it passes down the birth canal. ...Read more

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Are there any blood tests in the world which can test for HPV (human papillomavirus) presence in men? Someone who insists on being diagnosed please.

Are there any blood tests in the world which can test for HPV (human papillomavirus) presence in men? Someone who insists on being diagnosed please.

No test for men: Currently there is no test for men to detect HPV. Some doctors may offer anal Pap smears for high risk men (men who have anal sex or is HIV positive). However, there is no blood test to detect HPV at the moment. If you are concerned with any symptoms, please see your doctor to be examined. ...Read more

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Meningococcal (Menactra). Adventis U2636AA. 4) Human Papillomavirus (Merck) 0652X.. I got these vaccinations in 2009,what are my chances getting hpv?

HPV vaccine: The hpv shot are a series of 3, did you get the entire cycle? The menactra is protection again meningococcal meningitis so would not effect you chances of hpv at all. The vaccine is effective against HPV types 16 and 18 which cause approximately 70% of cervical cancers, and against HPV types 6 and 11 which cause approximately 90% of genital warts. ...Read more

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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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How does human papillomavirus affect the body?

Risk for cancer: Vast majority of people are able to eliminate hpv infection. In about 20% it stays in the cells and in a small minority it is an etiologic factor in the cancers of uterine cervix, anus and oral cavity. ...Read more

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How dangerous is human papillomavirus to young people?

Define dangerous....: HPV has been around since before we knew all the problems it was associated with. In the pre vaccine era as many as 70% of young adult females tested positive for exposure & some studies suggest even more. Most live their life & never have any negative outcome. Some strains produce cancer in fraction of those infected but it may not show up for decades. There are more serious and aggressive STD's ...Read more

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