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High risk human papillomavirus. Why are there low risk and high risk viruses?

High risk human papillomavirus. Why are there low risk and high risk viruses?

Terminology of risk: We humans apply the high /low designations based on observed behavior. A rattlesnake bite is dangerous a garter snake bite is not, because of individual differences in the snakes. The same goes for HPV in this broad family of dozens of individual strains. Some strains are an inconvenience, triggering a wart in a cosmetically embarrassing site, others can give you cancer and kill you. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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High risk human papillomavirus. Why are there low risk and high risk viruses?

Terminology of risk: We humans apply the high /low designations based on observed behavior. A rattlesnake bite is dangerous a garter snake bite is not, because of individual differences in the snakes. The same goes for HPV in this broad family of dozens of individual strains. Some strains are an inconvenience, triggering a wart in a cosmetically embarrassing site, others can give you cancer and kill you. ...Read more

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How does human papillomavirus affect the body?

How does human papillomavirus affect the body?

Risk for cancer: Vast majority of people are able to eliminate hpv infection. In about 20% it stays in the cells and in a small minority it is an etiologic factor in the cancers of uterine cervix, anus and oral cavity. ...Read more

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How dangerous is human papillomavirus to young people?

How dangerous is human papillomavirus to young people?

Define dangerous....: HPV has been around since before we knew all the problems it was associated with. In the pre vaccine era as many as 70% of young adult females tested positive for exposure & some studies suggest even more. Most live their life & never have any negative outcome. Some strains produce cancer in fraction of those infected but it may not show up for decades. There are more serious and aggressive STD's ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor your blood pressure at home
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See your doctor regularly and work with him/her to control your blood pressure
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Could you tell me what happens if I don't get treated for human papillomavirus?

Usually nothing: The immune system clears most HPV infections, so most infections go away with time and never cause problems. It's still best to be treated for some HPV infections, such as genital warts; and pap smears with advanced abnormaliites should be treated to reduce the risk of cancer. But most HPV infections are harmless and clear up without treatment. ...Read more

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Managing High Cholesterol (Checklist)

Take your medications as prescribed
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How do you get human papillomavirus and are there ways to treat it in girls?

How do you get human papillomavirus and are there ways to treat it in girls?

Vaccination: The usual way of acquiring hpv is through sexual intercourse, including oral sex. There is no effective treatment, but infection with some strains of hpv can be prevented through vaccination. ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat himself if he had human papillomavirus?

No treatment: There is no effective treatment for this viral infection. ...Read more

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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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I suffer from abdominal chill feeling. Does human papillomavirus cause this?

Likely unrelated: The HPV family of viruses are surface invaders not blood invaders. They invade the skin surface that they come in contact with and persist in that local and surrounding skin. They do not enter the blood like a flu, so systemic responses like fever or chills are not part of their pattern. ...Read more

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Human papillomavirus: Can we expect blood tests in the future? What about a cure even for hpv? Very curious. (27yr old male)

Human papillomavirus: Can we expect blood tests in the future? What about a cure even for hpv? Very curious. (27yr old male)

No and no. Sorry!: No blood test for HPV is commercially available or expected soon. They are used in research but not accurate enough for patient care. Once a blood test is positive, it is positive for life, long after the infection is gone. True cure of HPV also is unlikely. Happily, the immune system clears almost all infections, and the large majority cause no disease, even the types with the high cancer risk. ...Read more

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Can you please define human papillomavirus?

Common virus: Human papillomavirus is the virus that causes different types of warts and also can cause cervical cancer. There are multiple subtypes of the virus, and certain one are associated with certain types of diseases. ...Read more

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What are the best home remedies for human papillomavirus?

What are the best home remedies for human papillomavirus?

HPV: Hpv is a viral infection that increases one's risk for genital warts and cervical cancer. Since viruses are opportunistic organisms, it is important to increase your immune system to fight the virus. Optimize your vitamin d level. Green tea has been known to be effective against hpv. Dr. Mercola has an excellent discussion on the topic. Log on to www. Mercola. Com. ...Read more

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Who is at the most risk for the human papillomavirus and why?

Who is at the most risk for the human papillomavirus and why?

Risks of HPV: Two strains are associated with cervical, oral & anal cancer and 2 with genital warts. The virus is a somewhat stealth agent that can pass easily in spite of condom use. It can also go unnoticed & hibernate for years before transforming local cells to produce cancer. The fact that it is out of sight makes the cancer strains more worrisome. Any sexually active person can get it. ...Read more

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Hi, I would like to know what tests detect human papillomavirus.

Testing: Testing for HPV is generally a DNA test done on a pap smear or a sample collected like a pap and not a blood test. There are several ways that this can be done and you can test for the high and/or the low risk strains of the virus.Hybrid capture is one of the more frequent methods used in the US but not the only one. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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How is HPV human papillomavirus tested?

DNA analysis: Testing is primarily performed if there is concern that the hpv strain is one with a risk for future uterine cancer. There are > 100 different strains of hpv, type 16 &18 are the severely risky ones, a few others are of intermediate risk. Most are fortunately harmless. Test is by swabbing cervical area of vagina and usually performed together with a pap test. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is HPV (human papillomavirus)?

Viral infection: There are many (dozens) of types of human papilloma virus, some of which result in genital warts (which is where it gets its name) and some of which can cause cervical dysplasia (a pre-cancerous change of the uterine cervix). These are sexually transmitted and are very common. Tests for hpv can be done at the time of a pap smear. ...Read more

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Who would need a human papillomavirus DNA detection test?

Who would need a human papillomavirus DNA detection test?

If there is anal: & genital warts, cervix cancer, and now oropharyneal cancer, dna in the tumor, and detection of p-16 by in situ hybridization may define cause of cancers/pre-cancers. Infection is common, and infrequently leads to disease. ...Read more

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Could males can be infected with human papillomavirus and what effects has?

Could males can be infected with human papillomavirus and what effects has?

Yes: Men can easily be infected with hpv. While many men do not have any symptoms, some develop genital warts and other health issues. For a good overview, see

http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv-and-men. Htm. ...Read more

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Why does human papillomavirus only affect sexually active women?

Why does human papillomavirus only affect sexually active women?

Not just women.: Sexually active women are affected because they get the disease through sex. But they can spread this to male partners who are not infected if they have multiple partners. That's why cervical cancer risk in increased in these women. But hpv can appear anywhere on the skin or mucous membranes, like arms, legs, and face. ...Read more

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How would I know if I had human papillomavirus (hpv)? Afraid to ask my gyno.

How would I know if I had human papillomavirus (hpv)? Afraid to ask my gyno.

Assume you do: In pre-vaccine studies showed as many as 70% of college age women had blood evidence of prior HPV infections. Women have gone for pap smears for decades before we knew the link of some HPV strains to cervical cancer. It is not a big deal to the doc and can discovered with simple testing. ...Read more

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Does human papillomavirus cause all cervical cancer?

Does human papillomavirus cause all cervical cancer?

Not quite: It is very prevalent and typically type 16 and 18 are the culprits, however it probably isn't accurate to say 'all' are caused by it. ...Read more

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How much does the human papillomavirus vaccine cost without insurance?

How much does the human papillomavirus vaccine cost without insurance?

Expensive series: The 4 strain product given as a three dose series, costs the private physician $140-150 per dose from the supplier. Handling costs and injection fees must be added but the final cost will vary by region & local cost of living factors. ...Read more

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What is the most prevalent viral types of the human papillomavirus found in condyloma acuminate?

What is the most prevalent viral types of the human papillomavirus found in condyloma acuminate?

6 and 11: The most common serotypes that infect the genitalia and anal area include hpv-18, hpv-16, hpv-11 and hpv-6. However, the most common serotypes that are associated with genital warts are hpv-6 and hpv-11.

http://www. Bestgenitalwartstreatment. Org/what-causes-genital-warts. ...Read more

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What are the most prevalent viral types of the human papillomavirus found in condyloma acuminate?

What are the most prevalent viral types of the human papillomavirus found in condyloma acuminate?

6, & 11: About 90% of genital warts are caused by 2 specific hpv types (6 and 11) and are the least likely to have cancer-causing potential. Genital warts may go away on their own in about 10-20% of people over a period of 3-4 months. There at a variety of therapies available to help remove and suppress them. They are quite contagious when present. ...Read more

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