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Is Hpv Permanent
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
Hi - is HPV permanent? If I have CIN 1 its for the rest of my life? Is there anything to treat it or too late? Thanks
Cervix and HPV: No it is not too late. It is just on time and you got the appropriate screening test. This test shows you have the potential to get cancer, not that you have cancer. The doctors now should under coloposcopy examine the tissue, biopsy or otherwise treat the abnormal cells and then watch you on a regular basis with follow up pap smears. I would also highly recommend the hpv vaccine. ...Read more
Usually not: HPV DNA may persist in tissues long after all visible signs of infection (warts, abnormal pap smears) are gone. But it isn't known how often this really happens. Most important, the immune system usually suppresses or cures the virus to a point that warts and abnormal pap smears do not return and the virus cannot be transmitted to partners. So for all practical purposes the infection is gone. ...Read more
Adjust expectations: HPV is a family of viruses tend too persist indefinitely in those who become infected. It is transmitted sexually from a partner shedding the virus.It may have no obvious symptoms and shed intermittently for years. Regular pap smears can identify pre-cancerous lesions that can be effectively treated. Some strains produce obvious warts which respond to treatments. ...Read more
I have HPV I think my life is over-no one will want 2 be with me- I need to live in constant fear of cancer, and its permanent?
Not True!: Most hpv infections go away on their own. So do not give up but monitor it through your gynecologist. It is only persistent hpv infections which have some small risk of causing cancer. So I would be lot more hopeful than you seem to be. Just find a good doctor who can monitor your infection and counsel you properly and optimistically! ...Read more
Can I get rid of HPV virus permanently out of my body? Is it really right that it may take some years to clear it permanently? Have it since 2013
Don't smoke: HPV DNA may persist indefinitely, but it isn't known how often this happens. Active infection usually is controlled by the immune system within a year or two, does not recur, and the virus cannot be transmitted. So for practical purposes, it is cured. There are no medications, diets, or anything else known to improve clearance. Smoking may delay clearance or increase risk of future problems. ...Read more
Common warts: No, it doesn't mean permanent HPV. Most HPV infections are cleared by the immune system. The HPV types that cause common warts (hands, feet, etc) are not sexually transmitted. Your wart will clear up with time; or see a doctor for treatment. It's no big deal, nothing to be upset or worried about. ...Read more
What is hpv?
What is HPV?
What is HPV?
Human papillomavirus: More than 100 varieties of human papillomavirus exist. Different types of hpv infection can cause warts on different parts of your body. For example, some types of hpv infection cause plantar warts on the feet, while other varieties of hpv infection are responsible for the warts that most commonly occur on the hands or face. Some on the genital areas also. ...Read more
What is hpv?
Human papillomavirus: HPV is a virus. There are over 100 types, most of which (but not all) are sexually transmitted and infect the genital area. A few strains can cause genital warts and cancers of the cervix, genital skin, anus, and throat, but even these usually don't progress to cancer. HPV is very common; everybody gets it. Vaccine prevents infection with 9 of the most troublesome types. Discuss w/ your doctor. ...Read more
Most are benign: Over 120 different types of hpv. Different types infect different parts of body. Most are harmless, easily treatable and not precancerous. Some produce warts that are easily seen and others growths that are nearly invisible. Types 16 and 18 account for vast majority of cervical cancers. Type 16 has been linked to oral cancer. Contact spreads the virus.Sexual contact spreads types 16, 18 and others. ...Read more
HPV is a virus.: Genital human papillomavirus (hpv) is a common virus. Most sexually active people in the United States (U.S.) may have hpv at some time in their lives. There are more than 40 types of hpv that are passed on through sexual contact. These types can infect the genital areas of men and women, including the skin on and around the penis or anus. They can also infect the mouth and throat. ...Read more
+high risk HPV DNA: The international assoc. For research on cancer reclassified hpv-66 as a high-risk, carcinogenic type of hpv and rec. That it be included as part of routine screening in 2005. Guidelines rec. Testing for the presence of “high-risk” types of hpv as an additional diagnostic tool for equivocal or ambiguous cytology results. Used to det. Need for colposcopy/cervical cytology analysis for women >30yrs. ...Read more
Warts, cancer: There are many strains of HPV. Some strains cause genital warts, while others cause cervical cancer. There has also been significant increase in young men and women developing throat and tongue cancers from HPV exposure through oral sex. That is why we are pushing for all young men and women to get the HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Often spontaneously: Human papillomavirus - hpv - isnow very common among young adults in the usa, with over 100 different sub-types known. In many persons, it spontaneously disappears entirely. In some, it persists and can lead to dysplasia (abnormal cells) or cancer. Other sub-types are associated with warts. A health care professional can provide treatment that can help specific lesions resolve. ...Read more
Not directly: The hpv virus typically causes genital warts and changes in the cervix. The cervical changes (dysplasia) are pre-cancerous. They often will spontaneously resolve or can be treated if they are persisting or getting worst. If left untreated, these changes can progress to cervical cancer which if untreated can result in death. ...Read more
Many actually do go: Many young/healthy teens/adult contract the hpvs but some have the natural ability to clear them over time. The exact percentage is unknown and we don't have a way to determine who can and who cannot clear the infections. We just know many persist with the infection and causes diseases such as cervical cancers, genital/anal warts etc. Best is to prevent them--vaccines, protection/condom. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends on person: Some people infected with hpv mount successful immune responses to the virus and will completely clear the infection. We are not able to at this time to predict who will be infected and have the virus linger (carriers) versus completely clearing the infection. It is possible to become 'reinfected' with hpv especially if exposed to a new / different viral type. There are > 100 types. ...Read more