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Why women living with HIV are more likely to develop persistent HPV infections at an earlier age and also develop cancer sooner?

Why women living with HIV are more likely to develop persistent HPV infections at
an earlier age and also develop cancer sooner?

Immunocompromised: HIV patients have diminished immune responses, so are succeptible to unusual infections such as HPV. If infected with HPV, this raises the chances of having cervical cancer ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Can women give HPV to men?

Can women give HPV to men?

Yes: Hpv is everywhere and most people have at least one strain of it. It is pretty easily transmitted from either gender to any sexual partner. ...Read more

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How do women first get hpv?

How do women first get hpv?

Mostly from sexual: Hpv is mostly transmitted via sexual transmitted disease. Although women can get it from non-sexual transmission but the incidence is very low. ...Read more

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Can a woman pass HPV to a man?

Can a woman pass HPV to a man?

Yes: That is why we're now recommending that teenaged boys get vaccinated against HPV. ...Read more

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What does HPV look like on women?

Usually not visible: Most people who have hpv have no visible lesions. But if you have visible lesions, they will be firm raised lesions that may itch some. They can range from very small to very large. ...Read more

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What percentage of women have hpv?

What percentage of women have hpv?

About 50%: 90% of the women infected with hpv manage to clear the infection. The prevlence rate depends on the number of sexual partners. At a given time 40-50% have hpv infection with some strain. Vaccination is available against the strains most responsible for cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Can you contract HPV from woman to woman ?

Can you contract HPV from woman to woman ?

Yup: Any contact with either the area in question or the lesions themselves serves as potential source for transmission. Being "safe" clearly applies here; regardless of gender! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of HPV in women and men?

What are symptoms of HPV in women and men?

Many have no Sx: Hpv can pass from one to another with no symptoms at all. Some strains will persist in the body for decades & only be recognized when cell changes on a pap smear suggest precancerous growth. Some strains will produce skin bumps that can grow into wart like growths on the genitals(male or female) & spread over time. ...Read more

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Why does HPV go away in most men than women?

Two issues: First, am not sure that your assumption that hpv clears more readily in men than women is necessarily correct, but assuming for the sake of argument that it is, it may be related to hormonal influences, and to the fact that detection in women may require invasive examination. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is oral HPV common in women ?

Can you tell me is oral HPV common in women ?

HPV in Women: 96% of americans are exposed to at least one of the hpv strains by the time they are 26. The bigger story in women is that this problem manifests first in their cervix. Oral hpv is real. But, there is no test or treatment yet. But, we can follow this in the pap smears. All humans, regardless of their age or gender or exposure history should have the hpv vaccination. ...Read more

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