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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
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
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
I am 18 and just got a call about a irregular pap scan. Was tikd that I have HPV stage two. How do you get something like this?
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
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
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
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