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How long does the HPV virus stay in your system?

How long does the HPV virus stay in your system?

Lifetime: Hpv is likely to stay in your boddy forever. If you are a female and have hpv in genital area, get regular pap smears. More than 10 hpv viral types can cause cancer; hpv types 16 and 18 cause of most of hpv related cervical cancers. If you are a man, hpv can cause mouth, throat, anal, and penile cancer. ...Read more

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Hpv (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Does the hpv virus remain in your body for a life, whether it's dormant or active? Just made an appt after getting a letter, I am a WRECK!!! :,( also just had baby 12-30-14.. Is she at risk as well???

Does the hpv virus remain in your body for a life, whether it's dormant or active? Just made an appt after getting a letter, I am a WRECK!!! :,( also just had baby 12-30-14.. Is she at risk as well???

Depends: If you are discussing visible the active phase, like genital warts, these often eventually go away or respond to treatments.However, the virus is from a family of viruses well known for going dormant in the host body with the potential for recurrence.You tend to have it forever, but it may never return to an active state.Infants can develop genital warts if mom was actively shedding at delivery. ...Read more

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Does the HPV virus remain in your body for a life, whether it's dormant or active? I have been with only 2ppl in my life I am a WRECK :,( Plz help me

Does the HPV virus remain in your body for a life, whether it's dormant or active? I have been with only 2ppl in my life I am a WRECK :,( Plz help me

No it will clear: The vast majority of HPV infections will clear in 6 months on their own; almost all w/in 2 years. If you have it again, it will be due to re-infection. Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent infection. Condoms do not work for HPV. Men often carry it on testicles. However with screening you will prevent disease from HPV. See this http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/surv-manual/chpt05-hpv.html ...Read more

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Does the HPV virus cause anal cancer?

Does the HPV virus cause anal cancer?

It can: Hpv is associated with genital warts and cancers as well as head and neck cancers and linings. This does not mean everyone who has these cancers has hpv also. Therefore hpv is associated with and increases the risk of getting these cancers including anal cancers. Hpv is sexually transmitted and there is a vaccine to help prevent it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have HPV virus and I don't want my kid to have it. I'm not even sure if I'm pregnant yet but, I'm just looking into early options.?

What to do if I have HPV virus and I don't want my kid to have it. I'm not even sure if I'm pregnant yet but, I'm just looking into early options.?

Hpv: You can not rid yourself of this virus once you have it but your child will be only at risk if you have one of the infections from it called genital warts. Your doctor will examine you for this if you are concerned. For younger women there is a vaccine to help reduce the chance of getting the most common HPV types. Be sure to talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have, ...Read more

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With hpv, does having unprotected sex regularly pass the virus back and forth between partners? Like would a couple keep reinfecting each other?

With hpv, does having unprotected sex regularly pass the virus back and forth between partners? Like would a couple keep reinfecting each other?

No: If you are in a mutually monogamous relationship, you are not passing the virus back and forth (not "reinfecting" each other). Once someone is exposed to and infected by hpv, that person becomes a carrier. ...Read more

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Hi, i feel like i have small white color things not on my penis but around the top of it., i feel like they are HPV virus do u think they are too dang?

Hi, i feel like i have small white color things not on my penis but around the top of it., i feel like they are HPV virus do u think they are too dang?

Fordyce spots: "Fordyce's spots" are the small, raised, pale or white spots or bumps often on the shaft of the penis and are quite normal. If you think you may have HPV infection show these to a knowledgeable doctor and be diagnosed appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can anti-viral pills be taken for HPV just like Herpes? What type should I start taking if yes? If not, what medicine then to use for the virus? HPV16

Can anti-viral pills be taken for HPV just like Herpes? What type should I start taking if yes? If not, what medicine then to use for the virus? HPV16

No treatment: unfortunately if you have HPV, there is no cure right now except for keeping your immunity up not smoking and maintaining good health. There is some evidence to say that getting a HPV vaccine can still be helpful. get regular Pap smears and see your doctor for any irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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Im looking to figure out if there are any new prototype real cures for the HPV virus i came across this could u please tell me what u think as a real doctor about this product and is there any real prototype drugs or cures for the HPV that u all know abou

Currently : Currently there is no cure for hpv and no prototype drugs that I am aware of. I briefly reviewed the product above, and honestly i feel there is no medical basis to support activated minerals curing genital warts. There are many fda approved drugs that eliminate genital warts as well as techniques to freeze or burn them off. The virus will always be present, lying dormant in the nerve roots, and can reactivate at any time. However once treated, there is a good chance the warts will not return. Please see a medical professional for fda approved treatment regimens. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean for immune system to clear HPV infection?Like HSV1, life long latency & recurrent symptoms?Or completely eradicates virus from body?

HPV: Usually life long latency. But your body can clear it and for instance abnormal pap smears can normalize over time leading someone to think that the immune system has eradicated the virus ...Read more

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Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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