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I Have Hpv What Medicines Do I Need To Prevent Wart Outbreaks
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
Not necessarily: Unfortunately hpv in a woman can often be present without the women knowing it. Genital warts are usually painless, so you often don't have any symptoms from them. Furthermore in women it is difficult to actually see everywhere that the warts might be. On a related note if you're known to have hpv, don't forget about regular pap smears! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I have been exposed to HPV and get the vaccine as advised will it prevent me from getting warts I have never broke out before?
I had sex with this man once and the condom broke. He had HPV +wart outbreak once a few years ago. Did i automatically contract this?No warts so far.
I m 25 male, I have HPV warts small, molluscum contagiosum and herpes outbreak together recently...I am scared too much. I got HIV test negative.Help?
See Your Doctor: It is good that you got tested for hiv, although it can take 6 weeks or more before you may show positive from a particular encounter. You need to be tested for other more common stds (gc, chlamydia, syphilis) and make sure the diagnosis of what you have is correct. Medication can shorten the symptoms of the herpes, treatment can resolve the molluscum, and help control the hpv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Hpv is a virus (human papilloma virus). Viruses tend to appear or disappear based on our immune system and stress. You didn't say what type of birth control you were using, but hormone birth control won't affect genital warts. Using condoms can help prevent contraction of hpv, but not 100% effective. If you're worried about warts, see your doc, they can help you treat them. ...Read more
I have some kind of genital HPV on penis shaft..I got the warts removed but some new ones appeared after sometime again..How do I prevent new warts?
Do the strands of HPV that cause warts also cause oral Cancer? What is the best screening/prevention for oral cancer?
Different HPV types: The types of HPV that cause genital warts do not cause oral cancer. Among the 100+ strains of HPV, only one, HPV16, causes throat cancer. Most other oral cacners are not due to HPV of any type. The main prevention is regular examination, i.e. your regular dental visits. Despite all the news reports, throat cancer due to HPV remains rare, even in people with oral HPV or lots of oral sex. ...Read more
I read handsoap isnt enough to kill HPV. If so, how can I prevent HPV from genital wart from spreading to other body parts if accidentally touched?
Tissue specific: These germs tend to grow only in certain locations.The HPV genital wart strain likes the skin of your genital/anal region. It is not going to seed onto areas of your other skin (arms,legs,face,etc.) In people with AIDS it has shown up an areas like the lips, but with normal people it seems contained to those areas. ...Read more
Boyfriend just found a genital wart on him, we've had sex once what are the chances i will get it? I have not received the shot to prevent hpv!
HPV: I think you may be surprised by the statistics and also what we do not know yet about hpv. 96% of americans are exposed to one of the strains of hpv by the age of 26. It is likely you have been exposed long before this recent exposure to your boyfriend. This is the reason you get pap smears. I would hope you have been and will continue to get them. But, please get the hpv vaccine anyway! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have HPV (genital warts) and i get the vaccine, could that prevent my partner from getting it?
Currently treating HPV warts with Aldara. One of them is beginning to ulcerate. What is the best way to prevent infection or sepsis?
I have low risk hpv.Genital warts will the HPV vaccine protect me from the other 3 hpv? Will the vaccine be effective in preventing hpv-related diseas
Would Gardisil be of any benefit to a sexually active 33 year old who's already had HPV (a genital wart) that was treated and cleared in the past? Would it prevent against future or high risk strains?
Yes: Gardasil protects against the common high risk strains, so there still could be some benefit from the vaccine, as it could protect you from other strains you did not yet come in contact with. It is usually only covered by insurance/indicated for up to age 26. So, you may have to pay out of pocket. More importantly, be sure to get a PAP smear. As this can detect any early cancers caused by HPV. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anything currently in trials or development for actually treating HPV? I mean the virus itself, not the warts. It's sad we have no HPV drugs.
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