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Hpv Health Question!?

Postby Bryne » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:45 pm

So i went to my gyno a while ago and got a pap test..when i went today he said the pap test came back abnormal showing strains of HPV, but not to worry because i am young and there arent any major concerns..he took another pap test today and just wants to keep giving me one every 6 months to make sure im okay...Is this something my boyfriend can get? We've had unprotected sex before..im not really sure what HPV is..or if i even have it..he says there were "strains" found but there are strains of it in 80% of women..its only time to worry if they start deforming cells he said...HELP! im confused =/
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Postby Stanwode » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:46 pm

The cells of your cervix were abnormal.
Your Pap test probably included the DNA HPV test since your doctor stated you have HPV types.

HPV (human papilloma virus) is a virus that causes all warts on the body.
40 genital HPV types are specific to the genital and oral area.
Genital HPV infections are the most common STI.
15 are considered high risk or HPV types.
Our HPV test only screens for high risk or carcinogenic or HPV types.

Yes your partner probably already shares your infection.
In a committed relationship the virus doesn't ping pong back and forth.
He could transmit your shared HPV types to a new sex partner if you and he break up and his infection is still active.
Most all men and women do build immunity to the shared HPV types.
Each person is different so each individual builds immunity at a different time frame.
Most men and women do show they have built their immunity in a couple of years.
We are not as contagious as time goes on but no one can guarantee that we are non-contagious forever.
Some people do show the virus years down the road with no new sex partners.
We can acquire new HPV types with a new sex partner.

Routine Pap testing allows our doctor to continually monitor our cervix.
Pap testing is recommended until at least age 65 to help see an old infection that may re-occur or a new HPV infection. .
Most low grade cell changes of the cervix do not require any treatment due to the high rate in which the virus regresses. Monitoring allows our doctors to see cell changes early and if they persist or progress they can recommend a treatment removing the abnormal cell changes and preventing most all cervical cancers.
It usually takes many years before abnormal cell changes persist or progress to cancer.
HPV is found in virtually all cervical cancers.
Most people with an HPV infection do not progress to cancer.

HPV infects the skin when cells from a partner's HPV lesions gain access to tiny breaks in the skin that often occur during skin to skin contact or intercourse. HPV does not infect tissue that lies underneath the skin, nor does it infect blood or other body fluids.

After an average of 1 to 8 months (but up to years or decades) the HPV infected cells may start to grow abnormally as the virus begins to reproduce itself in large numbers. Whether this occurs at all, and if so, how it is manifested clinically, is largely the result of a complex interplay between the virus and individual immunity.

High-risk HPV types (16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 68, 73, and 82) have been identified in cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva, anus, and penis. Therefore, they are also called carcinogenic or oncogenic HPV. http://www.asccp.org/PracticeManagement/...

The majority of HPV infections are self-limited and spontaneously clear within a several-year period as a result of cell-mediated immunity. In one study, two-thirds of adolescents infected with low-risk HPV types spontaneously cleared their infections by 12 months, as did over half of those infected with high-risk HPV types . By 23 months, more than 80% had cleared their HPV infections. In another follow-up study of adolescents and young women with LSIL, 91% of HPV-infected individuals cleared their infections after 36 months of follow-up.10 However, many women who spontaneously clear one specific type of HPV become infected with another HPV type. This is part of the reason that infection with multiple types of HPV is quite common in sexually active adolescents and young women.

It is unclear how many HPV-infected women who become HPV DNA negative actually have complete viral clearance and how many continue to harbor the viral genome in the basal cells of the squamous epithelium, but at such a low copy number that they cannot be detected using standard molecular tests. Such undetectable, low-level infections are usually referred to as ?latent infections? and are similar to the latent infections that are seen with herpes simplex virus and varicella zoster http://www.jfponline.com/Pages.asp?AID=7...
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Postby ArgIwydd » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:50 pm

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus from the papillomavirus family that is capable of infecting humans. This virus is commonly named "Human Playboy Virus" in North America as playboy lifestyle having multiple sexual intercourse can rise the risk of contract the virus. Like all papillomaviruses, HPVs establish productive infections only in keratinocytes of the skin or mucous membranes. While the majority of the known types of HPV cause no symptoms in most people, some types can cause warts (verrucae), while others can ? in a minority of cases ? lead to cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, oropharynx and anus. Recently, HPV has been linked with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. In addition, HPV 16 and 18 infections are strongly associated with an increased odds ratio of developing oropharyngeal (throat) cancer.

More than 30 to 40 types of HPV are typically transmitted through sexual contact and infect the anogenital region. Some sexually transmitted HPV types may cause genital warts. Persistent infection with "high-risk" HPV types ? different from the ones that cause skin warts ? may progress to precancerous lesions and invasive cancer. HPV infection is a cause of nearly all cases of cervical cancer. However, most infections with these types do not cause disease.

Most HPV infections in young females are temporary and have little long-term significance. Seventy percent of infections are gone in 1 year and ninety percent in 2 years. However, when the infection persists ? in 5% to 10% of infected women ? there is high risk of developing precancerous lesions of the cervix, which can progress to invasive cervical cancer. This process usually takes 10?15 years, providing many opportunities for detection and treatment of the pre-cancerous lesion. Progression to invasive cancer can be almost always prevented when standard prevention strategies are applied, but the lesions still cause considerable burden necessitating preventive surgeries, which do in many cases involve loss of fertility.

In more developed countries, cervical screening using a Papanicolaou (Pap) test or liquid-based cytology is used to detect abnormal cells that may develop into cancer. If abnormal cells are found, women are invited to have a colposcopy. During a colposcopic inspection, biopsies can be taken and abnormal areas can be removed with a simple procedure, typically with a cauterizing loop or, more commonly in the developing world ? by freezing (cryotherapy). Treating abnormal cells in this way can prevent them from developing into cervical cancer.

Pap smears have reduced the incidence and fatalities of cervical cancer in the developed world, but even so there were 11,000 cases and 3,900 deaths in the U.S. in 2008. Cervical cancer has substantial mortality in resource-poor areas; worldwide, there are an estimated 490,000 cases and 270,000 deaths each year.
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Postby Neville » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:52 pm

Why don't you think that is would be a preexisting condition? The condition existed prior to her getting insurance. Of course it is a preexisting condition. She probably won't be denied insurance, but it will likely not pay for anything related to the HPV for a period of time. AGAIN, you don't normally get denied because a pre-existing condition. That condition is simply not covered (usually for six months or a year).
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Postby Geol » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:58 pm

hpv its not a really big deal they are minor and for youre BF yeah he can be infected or not even condoms can't protective about this virus for men doctors gonna remove the lumps with freezing methods so dont worry its not a really big deal!
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