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HPV, or Human Papillomavirus, is a sexually transmitted disease. It's usually detected as warts in the genital area of women and men. HPV is a...
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Your age may be one of the more important determinants in whether HPV testing is recommended. Among younger women, infections with HPV are very...
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This vaccine is highly effective in preventing four types of human papillomavirus, or HPV, in young women who have not been previously exposed to HPV...
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First, I'm sorry to hear you have been diagnosed with human papillomavirus (HPV), but I'm glad to hear you're getting regular pap smears...
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Based on the type of HPV, you may or may not have visible genital warts.Common HPV types 6 and 11 produce visible warts. These warts may go away on...
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It is important for girls to get human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine before they become sexually active. The vaccine is most effective for...
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While there is no cure for human papillomavirus, the good news is the infection often clears on its own. If it does not, and treatment is needed...
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I'm sorry you're dealing with an abnormal Pap smear result. Before I get to your questions about HPV, let's back up for just a moment.An...
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It's sad to say, but there is a huge possibility that the guy with whom you have had...
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The HPV tests on the market are only used to help screen women at certain ages and with certain Pap test findings, for cervical cancer. There is no...
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The vaccine is given in a series of three injections over a six-month period. The second and third doses should be given at two and six months...
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HPV is transmitted via skin to skin contact, so you will transmit them. Also, there are a number of different strains of HPV. But a few very...
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HPV is passed on through genital contact, most often during vaginal and anal sex. HPV may also be passed on during oral sex and genital-to-genital...