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How will my son dating a girl with HPV affect his life and sexual activity?

How will my son dating a girl with HPV affect his life and sexual activity?

Possible HPV warts: Hpv is a group of viruses that are extremely common. If your son has not received the Gardasil vaccine and she has a history of genital warts, then he could be at risk of getting the strain of hpv responsible for warts. They would be visible, raised projections from the skin around the vagina, vulva, anus, thighs. Most likely, she has a strain of hpv found on pap smear but might not have warts. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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When my gyno nurse informed me that i ha ve hpv, she told me i wouldn't be able to spread it to a partner through sexual relations. How is that?

When my gyno nurse informed me that i ha ve hpv, she told me i wouldn't be able to spread it to a partner through sexual relations. How is that?

HPV: You are right to wonder about this advice. But, i surely would need more information. What were your tests and what were their specific results? Where and how did they discover you have hpv? Do you know which strain you have? What treatments did they do or recommend? But, hpv is transmitted skin to skin and from infected body fluids. ...Read more

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Im 22 and i only had one sexual partner, i was negative on my HPV test, can I still get HPV with the same partner? Or once im negative with the same partner i can't get hpv?

Im 22 and i only had one sexual partner, i was negative on my HPV test, can I still get HPV with the same partner? Or once im negative with the same partner i can't get hpv?

Yes. : Yes. If you are concerned about getting hpv, you still have time to get the series of 3 hpv vaccinations(gardasil) to prevent this. It is indicated for girls and young adults up to age 26 years old. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract HPV any other way besides sexually?

Is it possible to contract HPV any other way besides sexually?

Yes: Hpv or human pappiloma virus is the agent for warts. It can occur any part of the body covered by skin or mucosa. So contact with other body parts of another person not in a sexual context can still pass the infection over. ...Read more

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Can HPV be transmitted any other way besides sexually or orally?

Can HPV be transmitted any other way besides sexually or orally?

Birth canal: Rarely, HPV may also be transmitted through the birth canal of the infected mother, causing recurrent respiratory HPV infection in children. ...Read more

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If im on that HPV shot for men, is it still okay to be sexually active?

If im on that HPV shot for men, is it still okay to be sexually active?

Risk is risk: The protection provided by the 2 or 4 strain hpv vaccine applies only to those strains involved (there are many more) and begins to set up within 3-4 wks of the first dose. Completing the 3 dose sequence is thought to confer long lasting immunity. Hpv is one std that condoms don't reliably prevent. If you pick up one or more of the strains before the shot sets up, expect to keep it for life. ...Read more

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Can you get hpv by not being sexually active. can you get it by handshaking and casual contacts?

Can you get hpv by not being sexually active. can you get it by handshaking and casual contacts?

Not really: There are dozens of strains of HPV, but the ones associated with genital warts or cancer are not passed that way.They appear to require direct contact from one infected surface to another to transfer and do so to specific recipient tissues, not the rough and thick skin of the hand. ...Read more

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Can low risk hpv go away faster if your not sexually active ?

Makes no difference: The only thing known that seems to help the immune system clear HPV any faster is to avoid smoking. Treating visible warts may speed things up as well. Nothing else is known to help. and certainly avoiding sex won't make any difference, although of course that would reduce your risk of other HPV infections. You definitely should be vaccinated against HPV if not yet done. ...Read more

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Can abnormal cells in the cervix be sexually transferred if it's not hpv?

No: Abnormal cells like cancer cells can not be easily transferred; so there is no risk of contagion other than infections with viruses like herpes and human papilloma viruses(hpv). ...Read more

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If HPV can clear on its own is it possible it can come back without any sexual partners at all?

If HPV can clear on its own is it possible it can come back without any sexual partners at all?

Yes: A "clear" hpv test may mean the virus is only 'suppressed' to sub clinical levels where it is not detectable and won't cause disease; but may replicate at a later time to detectable, clinical levels where it may cause changes. The further out a person is negative the less likely it is to become positive without new exposure, but it is possible. ...Read more