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Doctor insights on: Non Sexual Ways Of Getting Hpv

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Can I still get the HPV shot after 1 year of being sexually active?

Can I still get the HPV shot after 1 year of being sexually active?

Reasonable idea: The vaccine can only protect you from HPV strains to which you are not infected. Since the present vaccine contains 9 strains, there is a good chance you have never been exposed to most of them. Getting the vaccine now in not only reasonable but has a good chance of simplifying your life over many years. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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 you get hpv by not being sexually active. Can you get it by handshaking and casual contacts?

Can you get hpv by not being sexually active. Can you get it by handshaking and casual contacts?

Not really: There are dozens of strains of HPV, but the ones associated with genital warts or cancer are not passed that way. They appear to require direct contact from one infected surface to another to transfer and do so to specific recipient tissues, not the rough and thick skin of the hand. ...Read more

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If you have sexual intercourse with someone who has HPV wii you for sure get it?

HPV: Although contact is needed to transmit hpv, not everyone who ha contact with hpv will contract it. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and I only had one sexual partner, I was negative on my HPV test, can I still get HPV with the same partner? Or once im negative with the same partner I can't get hpv?

Dr. Joseph Jeu Dr. Jeu
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I'm 22 and I only had one sexual partner, I was negative on my HPV test, can I still get HPV with the same partner? Or once im negative with the same partner I can't get hpv?

Yes.: Yes. If you are concerned about getting hpv, you still have time to get the series of 3 hpv vaccinations (gardasil) to prevent this. It is indicated for girls and young adults up to age 26 years old. ...Read more

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This may seem a strange question, but can a person get HPV from just shaking hands with someone who has it? (or other non sexual contact)

Not genital strain: There are in excess of 100 strains of HPV with more than a dozen involved with genital transfer. The strains tend to be specific to a tissue area, so genital strains stay there (or transfer to some oral tissues). There are also strains that cause common regular skin warts, which could pass from skin to skin contact like a handshake. You don't pass genital strains with a handshake. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get the HPV virus even if you are not sexually active?

Is it possible to get the HPV virus even if you are not sexually active?

Not likely, but...: The hpv virus is very easily transmitted from person to person. Fingers, mouths, sharing sex toys without washing in between are all thought to be ways of transmitting hpv. ...Read more

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If I have sexually HPV and touched my gentails and forgot to wash my hands and made food for some one can they get hpv?

If I have sexually HPV and touched my gentails and forgot to wash my hands and made food for some one can they get hpv?

Very rare: The troublesome strains of HPV that cause cancer of the penis and cervix are unlikely to be transmitted except by sex -- they're adapted for this. Everybody has a few strains of non-genital HPV. I'm sorry that fearmongers try to keep us from touching each other because of this. It's a good idea to wash hands before doing food preparation -- actually basic courtesy more than staph control. ...Read more

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If both you and your partner have HPV (warts) from a one time sexual encounter, could you get more warts from having unprotected sex again?

Certainly: There are at least 4 strains of HPV that give rise to warts. If you both were/are infected by the same strain it could re-appear in one or both. Since there are other strains you could pass them to each other if you both had/have different strains. ...Read more

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Positive HPV16. How to get rid of it for good?? I want to go back clean. No sexual partner now. Doing tests regularly. Is it possible to be HPV free??

Positive HPV16. How to get rid of it for good?? I want to go back clean. No sexual partner now. Doing tests regularly. Is it possible to be HPV free??

Adjust expectations: The HPV family of viruses tend too persist indefinitely in some patients and may re-emerge years later. Regular testing (pap) can allow early intervention if problems arise but consider it a long term tenant. Your antibody tests should always be positive, but transmission risk does decline over time ...Read more

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If I have an HPV vaccination is it still possible to get HPV if my sexual partner has HPV or does the vaccination protect me from that?

If I have an HPV vaccination is it still possible to get HPV if my sexual partner has HPV or does the vaccination protect me from that?

Depends: There are dozens of HPV strains a vaccine would only help protect you from acquiring a strain contained in the vaccine. If your partner brings a different strain into the relationship, you can become infected with that strain. The newest HPV vaccine contains 7 strains associated with cancer & 2 strains associated with genital warts.These are the most troublesome strains. ...Read more

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I have HPV and have a lasting sexual relationship for already 4 months. My boyfriend is 25, should he get the vaccine against HPV or not?

I have HPV and have a lasting sexual relationship for already 4 months. My boyfriend is 25, should he get the vaccine against HPV or not?

Yes: He is in the approved age range for Gardasil vaccine, and he is exposed to HPV viruses. Therefore, he should get the vaccine to help protect against the 4 strains of virus covered by the vaccine. ...Read more

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I'm 24, sexually active. Can I still get HPV vaccine? Is there any risk of getting it?

I'm 24, sexually active. Can I still get HPV vaccine? Is there any risk of getting it?

9to26 years: Vaccine is safe and you can get local action like any vaccine and is s safe s any vaccine
Discuss with your doctor or gynecologist
It is given from 9years to 26 years age ...Read more

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I don't know if I ever got hpv vaccine, and am sexually action. I am 24. Should I get vaccinated? Or is it to late for me?

Wouldn't hurt: You would remember the HPV vaccine if you had the series. It was not in wide use among males when you were 9-11 and we started giving it to young women. The cost, which was never less that 170$/doseX 3 doses would also be memorable. The never 9 strain vaccine would certainly provide some benefit, but it is approved only up to age 27. Better make up your mind. ...Read more

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If I've had all 3 HPV shots before I was sexually active, is there a chance I could still get genital warts?

If I've had all 3 HPV shots before I was sexually active, is there a chance I could still get genital warts?

Yes: However less likely. There are dozens of hpv's and the vaccines under question target the ones that are implicated in female cervical cancer. The vaccines do not confer immunity to some of the hpv's that can cause genital warts. ...Read more

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As a 33 year old sexually active male, is it safe for me to get the HPV vaccine? (i understand it won't be covered by insurance)

As a 33 year old sexually active male, is it safe for me to get the HPV vaccine? (i understand it won't be covered by insurance)

Yes: And not a bad idea. It will help protect both you and potentially your sexual partners from a virus, some strains of which cause cancer. ...Read more

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Was sexually active and gave oral sex (to my husband).My pap smear was normal. I am 23 should I get the vaccine even if was exposed to hpv?

Yes: Yes you should still get the vaccine as there are multiple strains that cause cancer. It's possible that you were exposed to a noncancerous causing strain of hpv and you want to protect yourself against the cancer causing strains of hpv. Regardless vaccine is a good idea at this point. ...Read more

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Shoud I get HPV vaccine if im 23 & married? Since I have, and will continue to have only one constant sexual partner, am I not at risk of new exposure?

HPV Vaccine: Insurance companies cover this not inexpensive vaccine to age 26.
I agree with you that, if both you and your husband are monogamous, the value of the vaccine is not as high as the general population. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be infected with HPV virus and get labia minora skin warts without sexual contact?

Most HPV: Infections are sexually transmitted, but there rare exceptions. If you are infected, yes there can be warts. ...Read more