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What is HPV and how do you get it?

What is HPV and how do you get it?

Human papiloma virus: The hpv are a group of more than 100 viruses, some of which cause problems in humans.Two strains are known to cause genital warts and 2 strains are associated with cervical, anal& penile cancer. It is spread through skin to skin contact with surfaces shedding the virus. It can be acquired & lay dormant for years before surfacing to cause problems & spread to others. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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What is hpv? How do you get it? How do you get rid of it?

What is hpv? How do you get it? How do you get rid of it?

It is a virus that: Infects skin cells. It is also an std--is transmitted by sex. There are 100+ strains. Some infect the cervix --cause pre-cancer/cancer. Some infect the throat, anus or penis --cause pre-cancer/cancer. Infections are cleared by your immune system. Smoking or immunity problems slow this down. Persistent infections lead to pre-cancer or cancer. Vaccines, less partners & no smoking all help. ...Read more

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How do you get HPV from a man to a man?

How do you get HPV from a man to a man?

Skin to skin contact: The hpv is passed from the infected skin surface of one person to another. Affecting whatever surfaces are involved. ...Read more

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Hpv how do you get it and how is it treated?

Hpv how do you get it and how is it treated?

Sex, observation: Hpv is sexually transmitted. It can causes changes on your cervix which if are low risk may resolve when your body produces antibodies to it. However if high risk if not treated with biopsies it can progress to cervical cancer. ...Read more

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How do you get HPV in the mouth? My daughter has it?

How do you get HPV in the mouth? My daughter has it?

Normal Flora: Hpv is normally found in the mouth, kept in balance with bacteria, fungi/yeast, and your immune system. If there is an inbalance or change in your immune system, hpv can grow/increase and cause their damage. ...Read more

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How do you get hpv-cervical cancer. And if she gives oral sex is it transmitt able or only through sex.

How do you get hpv-cervical cancer.  And if she gives oral sex is it transmitt able or only through sex.

STD: Lots of hpv strains, some have increased risk to develop into cervical ( or oral and throat cancer - note michael douglas). Hpv nay be visible as external warts of genitals, or not ( internal- only internal exam and pap can tell. Contagious, with contact with affected parts. Virus can be shed in vaginal secretions as well. Treatable. Not all hpv strains are pre cancerous. ...Read more

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How do you get HPV and cervical cancer? Can i get cervical cancer even if I have not had sex?

How do you get HPV and cervical cancer? Can i get cervical cancer even if I have not had sex?

Yes: Most common route of hpv transmission is via sexual intercourse. But even without intercourse - genital to genital contact, genital to hand, genital to oral contact are all ways of hpv transmission. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for herpes? I've had several pelvic exams, blood drawn, urine analysis. What else can be done? Idk if its warts i had hpv

How do you get tested for herpes?  I've had several pelvic exams,  blood drawn, urine analysis. What else can be done? Idk if its warts i had hpv

History and physical: Urinalysis is worthless as a diagnostic tool, the herpes 2 bloodwork is infamous unreliable, and examination between outbreaks is not helpful. You might have the opportunity to have the suspect lesions seen during a flare -- herpes comes and goes, warts are more likely to remain constant, and there are other lesions that can do either. Good luck and stay proactive. ...Read more

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Can men get hpv?

Can men 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 more

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