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Low Risk Hpv Symptoms
Giving oral to a guy with low risk HPV but has no symptoms. Will the girl definitley contract it?In other words, would she benefit from me telling her?
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
Was told by a dr I had low risk hpv gonorrhea and chlamydia but my sex partner doesn't have it , could she have been wrong ? I don't have symptoms
Could be true: The sad thing about all the STD's you mention is that a woman may have them for an extended period without symptoms. The gonorrhea and chlamydia could be present long enough to damage your tubes and reduce your fertility and you still never know. You could have carried all for quite a while. Condoms would decrease risk for your present partner. Get treated or accept the risk. ...Read more
If low-risk HPV is so common & acts similar to flu or chickenpox; symptoms treatable, system weakens virus, why is it so stigmatized as threatening?
Because of sex: Two main reasons. First, HPV is sexually transmitted, and throughout history most societies have had negative views about sex and see STDs as embarrassing and frightening. Second, warts, the main problem from low risk HPV, have a "yuck" factor. Even common hand warts often are considered unclean (e.g folklore about catching them from toads), and many people consider genital warts especially gross. ...Read more
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
Warts, cancer (rare): Oral HPV usually causes no symptoms at all. Rarely warts inside the mouth; more rarely, cancer of the throat. The vast majority of oral HPV causes neither problem and clears up on its own. But warts and maybe cancer are more common in people with immune deficiency, especially due to HIV (maybe on your mind, since you're in Uganda?). If you think you have oral warts, HIV testing is necessary. ...Read more
Cervical cancer: The concern for females is that there is an association between high risk hpv types and cervical and vulvar cancers. However, hpv infections are incredibly common and most people with hpv do not get cancer. It's important to be up to date with your visit with your gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Men don't have any symptoms from having the hpv types that cause changes to the cells of the cervix, or abnormal pap smears. Men get hpv or genital warts caused by hpv types 6 and 11--then they will have symptoms of warts. If men have genital warts, they are at much higher risk of having other types of hpv that can cause abnormal pap smears for women. ...Read more
HPV: Unless you get warts this is a difficult question to answer. If you get one of the dangerous strains of hpv it can take some years to show on your pap smears. It is always best at your age, regardless of your sexual history to get the hpv vaccine known as gardisil. Please do not miss this vital vaccination. ...Read more
My husband has HPV and i have low grade hpv...what now?...will it go away on his part and mine?...
Follow up: About 80% of people with a new HPV infection will clear the infection by one year and 90% by three years. Once diagnosed with HPV it is important to continue the follow up until the HPV infection is gone because some people will develop dysplasia which could progress to cancer if not treated appropriately. ...Read more
Is there a way to help convice my boyfriend that he wont be effect by my recently found low risk hpv?
See below: How do you know he won't be affected? If you wish to minimize his risk, be sure to use a condom. ...Read more
Causes of hpv? What causes hpv? What are symptoms and how would i know if it is something I should be worried about?
Sex: 80% of sexually active women have been exposed to hpv. Appropriate concern should come in the form of routine gynecologic screening, such as your annual exam and pap smear when indicated. Most people with hpv disease have no symptoms unless it progresses to cause cervical or vulvar lesions such as cancer. ...Read more
Is isoprinosine helpful for hpv?How can I know the articles i've read about isoprinosine reducing symptoms of HPV up to 94% are real?
See answer: Isoprinosine has been licensed since 1971 for the treatment of cell-mediated immune deficiencies associated with various viral infections. Currently registered in 43 countries world wide for a variety of indications, including the stds hpv and hsv. Isoprinosine is not licensed by the fda and is not available for purchase in the us. The data on true clinical efficacy and safety is limited "imo.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i get tested for HPV even if i dont have symptoms?It very rarely causes anything bad so getting diagnosed might cause more worry than its worth
Excellent point: Over 90% of people worldwide carry HPV so you could consider this "normal". Adding the stress of testing and positive results for a virus this common may add undue stress to people for no particular gain. Self examination of the genitals is probably more important. If warts or skin discolorations occur, that is when testing for high risk strains of HPV may be helpful. ...Read more