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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.

Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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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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

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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.

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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.

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Does the HPV virus enter your body through the bloodstream through non-genital areas, e.g. if you touch someone's genitals with a wounded hand?

Does the HPV virus enter your body through the bloodstream through non-genital areas, e.g. if you touch someone's genitals with a wounded hand?

Only skin-to-skin: HPV transmissiont occurs only by direct contact between infected skin or mucous membrane tissues. It does not enter the bloodstream and is not known to infect wounds, although I suppose that sometimes can happen.

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What is HPV virus?

What is HPV virus?

HPV: Hpv is the most common sexually transmitted disease affecting up to 70% of the population. Although most infections resolve on their own it can lead to genital warts, abnormal pap smears and cancers of the cervix, vagina, anus, rectum, vulva, penis and throat.

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Can you die from hpv virus?

Can you die from hpv virus?

Not in 1st stage: For most this can have no symptoms and clear itself within the first 2 years, only to remain in hibernation in your body. Some strains have been associated with cervical, penile, anal and throat cancer that could arise decades after the 1st infection. So for most this is a minor inconvenience, for a rare few it is deadly.

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Should men get the HPV virus?

Should men get the HPV virus?

The vaccine, YES!: The hpv vaccine, or gardasil, is best known for its prevention of cervical cancers and cervical dysplasias. The hpv vaccine also protects against anal and rectal cancers, and is showing some promise in protection against esophageal and throat cancers that may be hpv related. It also offers protection against genital warts. So yes, get vaccinated!

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How do they find the HPV virus?

How do they find the HPV virus?

Visible lesions: If you are a male, the lesions are diagnosed by visualizing the lesions. In females, these lesions are diagnosed with a pap smear or by visibly seeing the lesions.

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How bad for men is the HPV virus?

Not as dangerous..: It is not as dangerous form men as it is for women. In men, it typically causes venereal warts. In women, certain strains of hpv can cause cervical cancer. Certain strains might be related to penile cancers. Best is to avid unprotected sexual relations and if you have a lesion that doesn’t belong…get it checked out.

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How do I tell who I got HPV virus from?

Usually difficult: To know this, you would need to know when the infection originated and have a very detailed sexual history. HPV persists after infection whether you have any symptoms or not so knowing when you were infected is usually very difficult to impossible. Symptoms can also take months or years to show up so this further compounds the problem. If you've had very limited partners, this becomes easier.

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Can the HPV virus be transfered to a dog?

Can the HPV virus be transfered to a dog?

HPV: Stands for Human Papilloma Virus, and the host is only humans. Dogs can get a similar virus, but it is unique to them, and usually occurs in the mouth.

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Do the guys body clear the HPV virus also?

Do the guys body clear the HPV virus also?

Yes: Most HPV infections, including carcinogenic HPV genotypes, typically resolve within 6 to 12 months. In a small number of cases there is persistent infection. You can transmit the infection even if you do not have visible lesions. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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How can I help my body fight off HPV virus?

Not much you can do: Warts and pap abnormalities can be treated to speed clearance. Even without treatment, almost all HPV infections are cleared by the immune system, although it can take several months or up to a couple of years. (HPV DNA may persist longer, but not active infection.) Smoking may delay clearance. Staying generally healthy and not smoking may help, but otherwise nothing is known to help very much.

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How does this HPV virus work or cause problems?

HPV is a virus: Hpv is a sexually transmitted virus that can cause changes in the female birth canal cell that can lead to cancer of the cervix. There are many strains of hpv, but only a few are very dangerous. These can be tested for with a test along with the pap smear. There is some evidence that hpv can be transmitted orally. Except for penile warts, men generally don't show overt signs of infection.

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Once you get HPV do the virus stay with you forever?

Once you get HPV do the virus stay with you forever?

Yes it does: Hpv is a virus and once you are infected it will stay in your system for ever.

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Can the HPV virus be transmitted via a shower sponge?

Can't imagine this: Not likely, otherwise every person, young or old, who uses a shower sponge is at risk for hpv.

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How long does HPV virus really live on a toilet seat?

How long does HPV virus really live on a toilet seat?

Toilet seat: There has never been documentation of any infection passing to an individual from a toilet seat.

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Will I need to be concerned about my fiances HPV virus diagnosis?

Yes: Hpv is an infectious condition which is transmittable. You should be examined and refrain from intercourse until she is clear.

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