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How Is Cervical Cancer Contracted?

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Idaho Cervical Cancer Rates Lower Than Average

Idaho women are 22 percent less likely to contract cervical cancer than women elsewhere in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. But the state has the nation's second-lowest rate of screening for the disease; only... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WHO Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine Cervarix

The World Health Organization has approved GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) Cervarix, paving the way for UN agencies and partners to buy the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for poor countries worldwide. Certain HPV strains are responsible for most cases... Read more »
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HPV, Anal Cancer and Cervical Cancer in HIV-Infected People

At CROI 2009, I had the opportunity to sit down with Joel Palefsky, M.D., a prominent physician/researcher in the area of cancers related to human papillomavirus. We discussed an important study he presented at this conference regarding the link... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HPV vaccine and cervical/oral cancer?

Hello Dr. Bob. This is the Mommy that you have always been so kind in easing the worries of, needing your wisdom once again in an extremely uncomfortable situation . I hope that these questions find you in the best of health, and as always, I thank...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll post some general information from the archives about HPV below. This will answer some of your questions.As for your husband's problems with condoms, I suggest he try different varieties until he finds the best fit. It's a... Read more »

I had cervical cancer; Am I more prone to other cancers?

I had cervical cancer (I am HIV positive) and I would like to know if that is an open door to develop other cancers or for my original cancer to metastasize. Does cervical cancer mean you are prone to breast or other cancers? Thank you...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Cervical cancer is typically caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV, also known as the wart virus). You may be more prone to diseases caused by the HPV virus (e.g. anal cancer, warts). It's important that your health care provider check... Read more »

My daughter was treated for cervical cancer. Is she at greater risk for more cancers?

My daughter has been HIV positive for 7 years. In the summer she had a hysterectomy due to cervical cancer and one chemo treatment. They did not do any more chemo as the results after one treatment was almost devastational. Her CD4 count is...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask a good question-- If someone had one cancer, are they at higher risk for more cancers?The answer to this is "maybe". Your daughter is at risk of having the cervical cancer recur. To minimize this risk, it is important that she... Read more »

Anal pap smear; Could I have picked up HPV infection from my girlfriend with cervical precancer

Dear Dr.A few years ago, I had a girlfriend with cervical precancer. I am assuming that I am at risk for HPV because of this. For the past year I have had intermittent burning/itching around the anal opening and went to a gastroenterologist. He...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You've raised some very interesting points. HPV, also known as the wart virus, can indeed spread from the cervical region of a woman to both your genital and your anal areas. So it is conceivable that you have HPV infection in either or both of... Read more »
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Cervical Cancer??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I found out in April that I have "pre-cancerous" cells on my cervix (after my doctor found HPV on my cervix in Feb). I've been waiting to have the procedure done & now its scheduled for July. As luck would have it, my ins is changing, so I may... Read more »

do genital warts cause cancer in men

Posted by team1, 1 Reply
they do cause cervical cancer in women among other things. but its been stated that the warts are harmless to men? is that true? Read more »

HIV, Cervical Dystonia or Essential Tremor

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have both HIV infection and Cervical Dystonia (also known as Spasmotic Torticollis). I would like to correspond with other gay men who have both these conditions or who have both HIV and Essential Tremor. Thank you.

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Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
7 weeks ago I made the stupid mistake of having unprotected sex with this girl, a one-night stand. I was having [vaginal] intercourse with the girl for maybe 10 minutes at most, when I felt like I was about to ejaculate, so I pulled out (I wasn't... Read more »