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Doctor insights on: What If Both Partners Have Hpv

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Is HPV contiguous? Is it recommend to tell my partner?

Yes, HPV is: Contagious. Telling your partner about your hpv is the only ethical thing to do. ...Read more

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Can you have HPV and not know it and pass it to your partner?

Can you have HPV and not know it and pass it to your partner?

Yes.: Many people with hpv do not know that they are carriers of the virus (especially men, but women too can be in this group). ...Read more

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If my partner and I both have hpv, do we need to use protection?

If my partner and I both have hpv, do we need to use protection?

Protection...: ...Is always a good idea. Hpv is not the only std that can be silent in the infected partner. ...Read more

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I have HPV what do I do to stop from spreading it to my partner?

I have HPV what do I do to stop from spreading it to my partner?

HPV: Condom, while not perfect, because it covers only the penis, is the best protection availabe. Female condom, available over the counter, covers more body surface. ...Read more

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If a female has hpv, what is the chance of giving it to her male partner?

Definitely Possible: There is always a risk of transmission of hpv virus to male partner although the potential health effects and risks are not as great as for females. For example certain types of hpv can cause cervical cancer in women. ...Read more

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What causes a women to get hpv? Can she give it to her partner if she has it?

What causes a women to get hpv? Can she give it to her partner if she has it?

HPV is in all of us: Hpv is transmitted skin to skin and semen to skin. It is thought that americans are exposed to one of the numerous strains of this virus by the time we are 26. There is a vaccine to prevent the four strains of hpv that can cause cancer 95% of the time. This is known as gardisil. There is some evidence that gardisil also provides some protection against other hpv strains. ...Read more