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July 15, 2019 / By Bess
Question: My boyfriend has just been told he has genital warts. We have had sex quite a few times without a condom because i am on the pill. Wot are the chances of me having HPV even though im not showing any symptoms?? I went for a check up but havnt got the results for my full scan for stds yet. And i know once you have HPV you have it for life so what do you do then?
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Afrika Afrika | 4 days ago
Facts You Need to Know u HPV (human papillomavirus) is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in the U.S. About 6.2 million people get genital HPV each year. u HPV is the name of a group of viruses that infect the skin. There are about 100 different types of HPV. Certain types cause warts on the hands and feet. About 30 types cause genital infection and can cause genital warts or abnormal cell changes in the cervix. u At any one time, about 20 million people are infected with HPV, though most have no visible symptoms and are unaware of it. u About 80 percent of all sexually active people have been infected with HPV at some point in their lives. u The immune system of most healthy people is able to suppress HPV within a few months. u Certain HPV viruses are linked to cervical and other cancers. These viruses are called high-risk types. HPV viruses that are not linked to cancer are called lowrisk types. u Though tens of millions of women have high-risk HPV, a very small percentage develop cervical cancer. u Regular Pap tests can prevent cervical cancer or diagnose it in early stages. With early diagnosis, cervical cancer can be treated and cured. Who’s Likely to Get HPV? u About 4.6 million young people aged 15–24 get HPV each year. They account for nearly three-quarters (74%) of all new infections. u HPV is especially common in young women and usually disappears on its own. However, the presence of HPV in women over 30 — particularly those in monogamous relationships — may indicate a persistent, long-standing infection. u About 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. About 99 percent of cervical cancer tissue contains high-risk HPV. How Is HPV Transmitted? u Genital HPV is most easily transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact. Sexual activity is the most common form of transmission. u Because genital HPV infections usually have no symptoms, the virus is most often transmitted unknowingly. u HPV can have a long latency period in the body, where no symptoms appear for months or even years after infection. u There is no apparent link between HPV, miscarriage, premature delivery or other pregnancy complications. The risk of transmitting the virus to one’s baby is very low. Costs and Consequences u The direct medical costs of treating cervical cancer in young women aged 15–24 are about $2.9 billion a year. The costs of treating all HPV-related infections are much higher. Prevention and Treatment Basics u Outside of sexual abstinence, the surest way to avoid getting HPV is to refrain from sexual contact with an infected person or to be in a long-term, mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected person. u Using condoms consistently and correctly can reduce the risk of getting HPV-related diseases, such as genital warts and cervical cell abnormalities. However, condoms do not protect all genital areas, and therefore, cannot completely prevent the spread of HPV. u Regular screening through Pap and DNA tests can catch cervical cancer in its early stages, when there are no symptoms. u Since cervical cancer typically takes 5–10 years to develop, regular screening can prevent or cure nearly all cases. u Genital warts can now be treated with patient-applied topical therapies as well as through conventional clinic-based approaches. u Pap tests can detect abnormal, precancerous or cancerous cell changes in the cervix, but cannot directly diagnose HPV. u Specialized DNA tests can diagnose HPV in the cervix. These DNA tests are routinely used to clarify Pap test results that are unclear. They are also approved for primary screening in women over 30 (in combination with conventional Pap testing). u Tests of an experimental vaccine designed to protect women against highrisk HPV have shown that the vaccine provides total (100%) protection. Public Health and Policy Issues u Pap testing and DNA HPV testing should be widely available and accessible to low-income women. u Follow-up treatment should be offered to those with cervical abnormalities. Such treatment has been shown to prevent cervical cancer deaths. Provided by the American Social Health Association www.ashastd.org
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Afrika Originally Answered: Yahoo Answers needs to fix their spam bot! Why in the world do all my homework answers, be it in excel or accounting get blocked?
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Thutmosis Thutmosis
Actually, once you have HPV, your body can cure it on its one, but that's not true for all strains of it. By any chance, did you get that Cervical Cancer/HPV shot? The chance of you having HPV is very likely because you didn't use protection all of the time. But, then again, even with protection, there is still a possibility of getting it too. I can't give you a percentage because no one really know. I would say chances are good that you have it, but you may be one of the lucky ones who was exposed to it, but never got it. Some HPV strains don't cause anything more than genital warts, which one kill you; they will just be a nuisance. Other strains, however, can cause cervical cancer and can actually be deadly. If your boyfriend has genital warts, then you may have one of the strains that won't kill you. So, I don't want to scare you, but you probably have HPV, even though you don't have symptoms. It is very good that you got yourself checked out, and I wish all of the best to you when you get the results. Again, I'm curious though. How many times is "a few times"? Is it 1 or 2? Because the less number of exposures you have, the less chance you will have it. I wish you all of the best!
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Radcliff Radcliff
I think the confusion comes from the fact that your body can fight off the infection to rid itself of the symptoms of HPV; however, once you have HPV, the virus stays in your system for life. HPV is contracted through skin-to-skin contact, so it is possible to transmit it to a baby during birth if the baby comes in contact with visible symptoms. However, I think this is very rare. I have heard that the baby gets antibodies from you while it is in the womb to help protect it. However, after the baby is born it will no longer have the antibodies. According to the CDC, 50% of adult women have some form of HPV and by the age of 50, 80% of women will have it. There is a vaccination called the Gardisil vaccination that helps prevent the contraction of the most dangerous types of HPV that can lead to Cervical Cancer. Hope that helps.
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Manny Manny
My boyfriend has just been told he has genital warts. We have had sex quite a few times without a condom because i am on the pill. Condoms DO not protect from genital warts! ....chances of me having HPV Its possible that it wont show up for 20 years--but its also possible you did not have close contact to his infected area. You should consider going to a MD and maybe? getting the HPV vaccine depending on what the MD says
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Jeriah Jeriah
HPV human papilovial virus is a virus that can cause genital warts . it is not tested that i know of by doing an actual STD check up , but is usually found during a yearly pap smear. you can have the virus for years before it will show up that you have it , because thier are so many different strains of the virus that will cause different symptoms , you may never get warts, but that does not mean you cannot spread the virus. this virus also causes cirvicle cancer and and you may need to get parts of your cervix removed and that can prevent you from having children. set an appt to discuss this further with you OB or go to yor local free health department for counceling, testing or free pamplets on Std's
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