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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
Yes to both but rare: The hpv virus is ubiquitous. But most of us, most of the time, are able to fight off its affects in terms of warts or precancerous changes of the cervix. That's just the preamble. Your question was about contracting it through cunnilingous or felatio. Yes it is possible but saliva, for the most part will kill the hpv. Never the less, there are increasing reports of oral/throat hpv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed HPV in Pap smear. Only 1 partner, recently had unprotected anal sex with him. HPV spreads to bum from vag? Anal cancer?
HPV spread: The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) can produce vulvo-vaginal as well as anal lesions. If you have obvious growths a MD can treat them immediately to decrease your risk of spread. If untreated, anal cancers are a future possibility with the lesions. By the way, your boyfriend should see a MD as well to make sure he is HPV free or not before continuing sexual contact. ...Read more
Yes, ...: Such a transmission route is possible, but a contact with HPV doesn't mean one should get clinical or even subclinical infection. Most of disease-causing agents are contained or killed by our immune defense mechanism so we're not ill. Nonetheless, exercise sensible common sense to avoid unnecessary contacts and practice low-risk healthy lifestyle so we can live a long happy life. ...Read more
Usually: Usually the virus is not looked for unless your pap is abnormal. If it is abnormal, the lab I use will do what is called reflex testing for the presence or absence of the hpv virus. If your pap is normal, at his time, there is no recommended treatment for simply having the presence of the virus so unless there are visible lesions or an abnormal pap there is no further action necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal pap, positive hpv, no cervical cancer, no genital warts. Given gardasil. Does that mean I have another strain of hpv?
HPV: Not enough information. Speak to health care worker for more information. In general, HPV vaccine covers the most common ones, and is very effective if taken BEFORE exposure. There are many strains of HPV so you may have one not covered but I do not think we normally test for those. ...Read more
Unlikely: Genital herpes is predominantly spread by contact with parts that carry the virus (oral secretions, lips, penis etc). Without sexual foreplay and contact, you wont get genital herpes. Oral herpes can be acquired if you share drinks or liquids with someone who may have an infection and is shedding the virus Best wishes Dr M ...Read more