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18 yr old female, very low risk. Tested positive for HCV antibody, negative for quantitative RNA test. Further testing necessary? My physician said no

18 yr old female, very low risk. Tested positive for HCV antibody, negative for quantitative RNA test. Further testing necessary? My physician said no

Agree with doc: If the HCV RNA test is negative, you do not have active infection. The positive antibody test may be false positive or an indication of past infection that you overcame. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Alves
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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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What does high risk HPV mean? I had an abnormal pap test and high risk hpv.

What does high risk HPV mean? I had an abnormal pap test and high risk hpv.

Likely to advance: High risk hpv via colposcopy will usually mean cin iii or worse. If the abnormal pap test has not been followed up with colposcopy where the cervix is looked at microscopically please see your gyn. ...Read more

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I tested positive for high risk HPV but negative for the strains that usually cause cancer. So why am i still considered high risk? I'm confused

I tested positive for high risk HPV but negative for the strains that usually  cause cancer. So why am i still considered high risk? I'm confused

Several high risk: There are over 150 related hpv like cancers and thete are at least a dozen high risk hpv subtypes that can cause cancer. Two of these types 16 and 18 are responsible for the majority of hpv related cancers. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How accurate are IGG blood test for herpes for person never having an outbreak? Partner tested positive for hsv2.

How accurate are IGG blood test for herpes for person never having an outbreak?  Partner tested positive for hsv2.

It depends...: The HSV IgG blood tests are good but not perfect. With the most common test (HerpeSelect®), strong positive (HSV2 index 3.5 or more) is proof of infection, regardless of symptoms. Negative (under 0.9) also is conclusive. Index >1.1 is officially positive, but many results 1.1-3.5 are false. Other IgG tests less well studied. Such uncertainties are why HSV blood tests often are controversial. ...Read more

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Hpv positive i'm 23. Do I have high risk hpv?

Hpv positive i'm 23. Do I have high risk hpv?

Need further testing: Hpv infection is very common, and consists of a large family of related viruses. Certain types are considered high-risk in that they are associated with higher rates of cancer. To type these viruses, further testing, called serotyping, must be performed for identification. See you gynecologist or primary care physician for details, and be sure to use condoms during sex. ...Read more

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18 yr old female, very low risk. Tested positive for HCV antibody, negative for quantitative RNA test 6 months ago. Further testing necessary now?

18 yr old female, very low risk. Tested positive for HCV antibody, negative for quantitative RNA test 6 months ago. Further testing necessary now?

HEPATITIS C. AB: Yes get it rechecked. Hopefully it was a false positive test. I would also get screened for HEP A&B. If the studies are positive then a LiverUs and evaluation by Liver Specialist would be recommended . ...Read more

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My pap smear is positive and the DNA test showed high risk hpv.Am i in danger of cancer?

My pap smear is positive and the DNA test showed high risk hpv.Am i in danger of cancer?

HPV: High risk hpv can lead to cervical cancer if ignored. You are already involved with your healthcare. As long as you and your doctor stay on top of the issue and treat abnormalities when they appear, you will most likely never get cancer. Stay involved with your health care. ...Read more

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I was tested positive for high risk hpv, but I'm worried I have the warts, too. ?

I was tested positive for high risk hpv, but I'm worried I have the warts, too. ?

You should see them: The HPV strains that are high risk seldom have visible signs, but may show changes on a pap smear or internal exam.The strains that produce genital warts will rarely be un-noticed. In fact their common pattern includes scattered warts on the genital surfaces of the labia or penis. You can certainly acquire more than one HPV strains during sex.The current vaccines cover 2-9 strains. ...Read more

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Recieved brief oral from a girl who tested positive for hsv2 no other contact am i at high risk for gen herpes

Recieved brief oral from a girl who tested positive for hsv2 no other contact am i at high risk for gen herpes

Low risk: Your risk for genital type 2 herpes is low. But you could get hsv1 in the genitals if you were not previously infected and the girl has hsv1 also. ...Read more

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Can you get cervical cancer despite repeatedly tested HPV negative?

Can you get cervical cancer despite repeatedly tested HPV negative?

No , not true: Most of time cancer of the cervix is due to hpv virus but not all the time, other factors are involved in genesis . Cancer of cervix could be detected early and possible to cure by early diagnosis , by simple regular gyn visits, with pap smear with out requiring any complex test & interments ...Read more

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Partner tested pos for hsv2 3.9 retested with wb results intermediate she tested at 24 weeks past her prev exposure what does this mean for me?

Partner tested pos for hsv2 3.9 retested with wb results intermediate she tested at 24 weeks past her prev exposure what does this mean for me?

HPV: HPV virus in men can cause health problems, too. HPV infection can increase a man's risk of getting genital cancers, although these cancers are not common. HPV can also cause genital warts in men, just as in women. ...Read more

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AGCUS pap, negative hpv 16/18/31. Positive mrna for "other" high risk strand. Watery mucus discharge. Should I be worried?

AGCUS pap, negative hpv 16/18/31. Positive mrna for "other" high risk strand. Watery mucus discharge. Should I be worried?

Yes: The HPV types present in your test increase your risk for cervical cancer, bladder cancer, and transmission of that risk to others during intercourse. Sometimes AGUS can change back to normal, but this needs to be followed closely by your doctor! ...Read more

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Would HPV cause a false positive HIV ELISA test?

Would HPV cause a false positive HIV ELISA test?

It shouldn't: Hpv shouldn't cause a false positive elisa. But see what the follow up western blot shows. ...Read more

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Can being HPV positive only mean high risk HPV or can that include low risk also?

Hard to say: There are several available tests for HPV, some non-specific and some yielding data on which strains have been involved.Without knowing which type of test you had makes an answer unrealistic. Try to find out which test you had and that should give you the answer. ...Read more

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If I have genital worts will that make me test positive for hpv high risk?

If I have genital worts will that make me test positive for hpv high risk?

It's possible: Warts usually are caused by low risk types of HPV. However, when one HPV infection is present, often there also are others, so you could test positive for high risk HPV. The high risk types are actually the most common overall. However, the large majority of high risk HPV infections never go on to cancer; and this is entirely prevented by proper treatment. So no serious worries! ...Read more

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