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What does HPV rank amongst STDs? Compared to Herpes, is HPV worse & will it cause any health issues other than cancer? Will it affect my health?!

What does HPV rank amongst STDs? Compared to Herpes, is HPV worse & will it cause any health issues other than cancer? Will it affect my health?!

Perspective: Each STD has its own set of complications.There is evidence,prior to the HPV vaccine, that as many as 70% of college age women had evidence of prior disease.It can produce genital warts or give you cancer.Herpes is painful and recurrent,hard to treat & can kill your baby.Gonorrhea or chlamydia can make you sterile.Others have specific issues. Take your pick. HPV for most is relatively mild. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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 are signs of HPV the STD ?

What  are signs of HPV the STD ?

HPV: Many woman do not have not signs or symptoms with hpv. Hpv is a family of viruses, if you have the right one, you could have genital warts. ...Read more

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What std's cause hpv .if you have in the past or now?

What std's  cause hpv .if you have in the past or now?

HPV is an STD: HPV-the Human Papilloma Virus is collection of viruses that are generally transmitted through sexual contact but some strains can be transferred easier than others - such as a mother kissing a child can pass one strain that can lead to warts on fingers so it is not strictly sexually transmitted like most STDs. The more damaging forms, however, are transmitted sexually. Vaccinate early! ...Read more

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Is HPV and STD or its an STI?

Is HPV and STD or its an STI?

STD = STI: There is no difference between STD and STI. Some STD specialists and other doctors prefer one term or the other, but they mean the same thing. All genital HPV infections are sexually acquired; call it whichever you like. ...Read more

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How will know of you have hpv? Is it a std?

How will know of you have hpv? Is it a std?

Depends: There are external and visible signs of some strains of hpv that can show up as small warty lesions on the genitals that gradually increase in size. There are also internal forms that cause changes on your cervix where you would never see or know you had them. They are transmitted through sexual contact. ...Read more

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If having the HPV STD and don't treat it what could happen?

HPV: There are few treatments for hpv. One, you should get the gardisil vaccine as soon as you can. Second, most hpv infections go away on their own and cause little to no trouble for a man beyond warts. ...Read more

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My ex-GF informed me that she has HPV. We both took the full STD tests and were negative. Should I tell my current GF this info?

My ex-GF informed me that she has HPV.  We both took the full STD tests and were negative.  Should I tell my current GF this info?

Get checked first: First go to the MD and provide the above information for him/her to do the necessary examination and testing to see if you have any signs of warts(HPV). If that is positive, only then discuss this with your present girlfriend by explaining that you were just informed and took the necessary action to correct the problem, BEFORE, reengaging her in "exchanging bodily fluids".(intercourse.) ...Read more

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Could you tell me if my fiancee is cleared of all stds, can he still have hpv?

Yes: Even a negative culture for hpv now doesnot mean he doesnt have it because the virus may be dormant. Hpv doent do much in men, but if you want it checked bec you are afraid of getting it you may want to consider the Gardasil vaccine for some protection. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more