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HPV question

By Anonymous June 7, 2011 - 1:59pm
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It's my understanding that HPV stays in your body(strains of it at
least) Rathert like a cold or flu,. that a person can get a test after being diagnosed( a year or two later) and have it come back as "undected". But, it isn't active,,, to have ir be re activated, would you need to get re infected?

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June 8, 2011 - 1:44pm

The following information regarding HPV or genital human papillomavirus is from the CDC Fact Sheet.
Most people with HPV do not develop symptoms or health problems from it. In 90% of cases, the body’s immune system clears HPV naturally within two years.
A person can have HPV even if years have passed since he or she had sexual contact with an infected person. Most infected persons do not realize they are infected or that they are passing the virus on to a sex partner. It is also possible to get more than one type of HPV.
The HPV tests on the market are only used to help screen for cervical cancer. There is no general test for men or women to check one’s overall “HPV status,” nor is there an HPV test to find HPV on the genitals or in the mouth or throat. But HPV usually goes away on its own, without causing health problems. So an HPV infection that is found today will most likely not be there a year or two from now.
I hope that this answers your question.

June 7, 2011 - 4:54pm
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