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Ways You Can Get Hpv
Most are benign: Over 120 different types of hpv. Different types infect different parts of body. Most are harmless, easily treatable and not precancerous. Some produce warts that are easily seen and others growths that are nearly invisible. Types 16 and 18 account for vast majority of cervical cancers. Type 16 has been linked to oral cancer. Contact spreads the virus.Sexual contact spreads types 16, 18 and others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is common but: If one is sexually active and has multiple partners than the risk of HPV infection is very high If a college woman has at least one different partner per year for four years,her likelihood of contacting HPV infection is 85% It can be prevented by sexual abstinence,use of condom,monogonous relationship and by HPV Vaccine ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I received 2 of the HPV shots but forgot to get the last one and its been almost a year should I go get the 3rd one?
Should i get tested for HPV even if i dont have symptoms?It very rarely causes anything bad so getting diagnosed might cause more worry than its worth
Excellent point: Over 90% of people worldwide carry HPV so you could consider this "normal". Adding the stress of testing and positive results for a virus this common may add undue stress to people for no particular gain. Self examination of the genitals is probably more important. If warts or skin discolorations occur, that is when testing for high risk strains of HPV may be helpful. ...Read more
If I have HPV does my male partner have hpv? And how will it clear up in 2 years if my partner has HPV too? Wont I get the HPV back?
Yes - it will - no: If you have hpv, your partner has been exposed and likely infected. 80% of hpv infections are cleared in the first year by the immune system, and 90% by three years. Once you have had and cleared any virus (including hpv), your immune system prevents reinfection - so you will not get the same virus again. ...Read more
Extremly unlikely: HPV is rarely if ever transmitted mouth to genitals. It can be acquired in the mouth by oral sex, but rarely goes in the other direction. However, you can expect to have HPV someday; almost all sexually active people are eventually infected, mostly from genital or anal sex, not oral. That's why you and all young people need HPV vaccine, to prevent infection with the most troublesome HPV types. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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