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Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

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 more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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 do you think about the recent studies on AHCC treating HPV? I know that currently HPV is incurable even if it "goes away", but maybe someday?

Very doubtful: AHCC (active hexose correlated compound, an extract of certain mushrooms) is being studied for its effect in cancer, various viral infections, and other conditions. It's in very early research. From what I know, I would not expect it to be any better than other currently available treatments for HPV, and I doubt it will offer permanent cure. If effective at all, it's years away. ...Read more

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How effective is acyclovir at treating hpv?Dr. Prescribed this to me.I know its usually for herpes.

How effective is acyclovir at treating hpv?Dr. Prescribed this to me.I know its usually for herpes.

Doubtful: Can find no controlled studies showing effectiveness of Acyclovir in treating hpv. Since many warts resolve with almost anything there have been claims that Acyclovir would be effective, but scientific evidence for this is lacking. ...Read more

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Is there anything currently in trials or development for actually treating HPV? I mean the virus itself, not the warts. It's sad we have no HPV drugs.

You: Are correct most treatments are antimitotic or keratolytics. Some vaccines that have antiviral effect on HPV 16 and 18. Also a claim of a Japanese mushroom extract been effective not yet substanciated ...Read more

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I am currently treating HPV warts. Do the strands that cause warts cause cancer? Is penile cancer rare in circumcised men?

I am currently treating HPV warts. Do the strands that cause warts cause cancer? Is penile cancer rare in circumcised men?

Not so much: The really nasty warts are usually caused by strains that are less likely to produce cancer, but don't get complacent. The good news is that if you keep a good eye on yourself and your physician checks you regularly, you can get any little cancers removed before they mutilate you. Checks every few months for the rest of your life should be okay. ...Read more

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Currently treating HPV warts with Aldara. One of them is beginning to ulcerate. What is the best way to prevent infection or sepsis?

Currently treating HPV warts with Aldara. One of them is beginning to ulcerate. What is the best way to prevent infection or sepsis?

Good Hygiene: Good Hygiene means carefully and frequently daily washing of the wart site and if necessary a mid day change in underwear. If signs of secondary infection such as redness. swelling or pus are noted, see a MD immediately. ...Read more

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I'm treating HPV with aldara (imiquimod) and it's making me burn a lot and when I have a bowel movement. The warts bleed too so is that bad?

I'm treating HPV with aldara (imiquimod) and it's making me burn a lot and when I have a bowel movement. The warts bleed too so is that bad?

See your physician: You need to have the area evaluated by your physician and the treatment plan altered based on your response. Local treatment to the area may help with the discomfort. ...Read more

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What is hpv?

What is hpv?

Group Of Viruses: HPV stands for Human Pappiloma Virus which is a group of Viruses that are responsible to cause Cancer of Cevix in women and Cancer of Anus and mouth in both sexes.It usully transmitted by Sexual intercourse,vaginal,anal and oral sex It is preventable by HPV Vaccine ...Read more

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What is hpv?

What is hpv?

HPV: Human papillomavirus! it is a very common group of viruses, and many people carry them. There are many types, including ones that cause common warts, genital warts and cervcal cancer. ...Read more

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