Is it true that if you've had one strain of hpv, you can't get any others? I had 2 plantar warts when I was a child and one wart on hand 2 years ago.
No. Each strain has its own characteristics and immunity gained by an infection to one does not protect you from the others. The present best protection against the std forms of hpv is a vaccine with 4 separate strains covered by material in the shot.Even then, the >50 other strains of this family of viruses are unaffected.
Are warts on the hand the same HPV strain that one would get on private parts? How soon after exposure to HPV would a pap come back abnormal?
Not same. Warts are caused by human papilloma vireus all hpv are not same by genetic expression. And have their own fetish for location of infection . Warts on hand usually do not cause genital warts. Genital warts are caused by hpv 16 , 18 and 31 they can cause cervical cancer in female. Read more...