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Percentage Of People With Hpv
HPV: HPV is a very common virus and there are many strains. Only a few of them are associated with cervical cancer for the female. Once you have the virus it will stay in your system. There is no treatment for the virus. The best prevention at this time is to get the HPV vaccine prior to sexual activity to prevent you from contracting the virus. Screening pap smears is important to look for changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Regarding hpv: what percentage of the opinions of medical doctors about this disease, in your opinion, are fact versus conjecture?
Confusing question: You did not state a clear question. Opinion about what? Hpv does cause disease, that is fact.Some strains cause cervical cancer, that is fact. Some strains do not cause cancer, that is fact. If you have a specific question about unproven issues, please submit it with clear wording. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very likely: According to the centers for disease control & prevention, "it is estimated that most every sexually active man and woman will acquire genital hpv infection at some point in their lives. An estimated 79 million women aged 14-59 years are infected with hpv, with the highest prevalence in those aged 20-24 years." safe sex can help, but vaccination is also recommended for children and young adults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have discovered I have hpv. What are the percentage risks to my health and to my boyfriend? Can he get a simple vaccination?
HPV: Most of the time hpv infection does not cause any significant issues. Hpv may cause genital warts (or skin warts) but may not cause any symptoms at all. There are some strains of hpv that greatly increase the chance of cervical or penile cancer. There is a vaccine for 4 strains of hpv but it is only given. ...Read more
Probably...: Known to us, every life event or disease is always caused by multiple factors. Somehow, HPV has special affinity to cervix, vagina, vulva, anus, rectum, & oropharynx, and estimated that 90% of cervical cancer are probably caused by some types of HPV, especially 16 & 18 for some 65%. More? Review article in https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/hpv/statistics/cases.htm. ...Read more
How many new cases of cervical cancer per year in the u.S.? how many cervical cancer deaths per year? what percentage is from hpv?
Cervical Cancer Data: Estimated new cases and deaths from cervical cancer in the United States in 2012: new cases: 12, 170; deaths: 4, 220. The age-adjusted incidence rate was 8.1 per 100, 000 women per year. Almost all cases of cervical cancer are estimated to be due to hpv infection. Even so, most women with this infection do not get cervical cancer. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/cervical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How risky is HPV in young women? Chance of persistence vs resolvation? Percentage of women that had the infection? Also clearance for multiple strains
Lifelong issue: In the pre-vaccine era, 70% of women attending college health clinics tested positive for some strain of HPV by their Sophomore year. Those with visible features like warts may have clearance of visible lesions but the virus can persist within the tissues for decades. Those with no visible lesions can lay dormant for decades before emerging to trigger cancerous change. ...Read more
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