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Hpv And The Immune System

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STD(hpv) and the immune system

dear doc,i think i have hpv, and i think i caught it by masturbating, cuz after i started masurbating(alone), like a couple days later, these weird warts were on my dick... but you said last time that you cant get hpv from masturbating, so forget...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...it takes two to tango.2.The immune response to HPV is not completely understood. We do know that it involves both arms of the immune system the cell-mediated arm and the humoral (antibody-mediated) arm. If someone has genital warts, I suggest... Read more »

HPV & immune system

Dear Dr. DezubeThank you very much for answering my question (HPV & HIV Co-infection? Could I have... Read more »

re:hpv (HPV) (Human papillomavirus )

I have been diagnoses with high risk hpv. I am very alarmed about this. I have read the causes... Read more »
Articles
The Center for AIDS

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV): Lost in Space

...& Co., Inc., and Cervarix™, from GlaxoSmithKline, were recently approved to fight certain sexually transmitted strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), which is associated with genital warts and the development of cervical cancer. In March 2007,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Human Papillomavirus: National HPV Co-Infection Group Formed to Raise Public Awareness

...patients. HPV, the world's leading sexually transmitted virus, is also a growing problem in HIV-infected women, whose damaged immune system cannot clear the HPV virus, which leads to serious health complications including cervical cancer.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...How Are HPV Infections Treated? The Bottom Line NOTE: In the U.S., counseling and referrals are available on a national human papillomavirus (HPV) hotline. Call toll-free at 877-HPV-5868 (877-478-5868). What Is HPV? There are over 100... Read more »
Project Inform

Human Papillomavirus and HIV Disease

... How Is HPV Treated? Treating HPV focuses on treating its symptoms, like genital warts and dysplasia. Since most people's immune systems are able to rid their bodies of HPV on their own within 6-12 months, treatments have not been developed to... Read more »
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hpv and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...enough, my next pap smear came back normal. Since I was evidently able to "kick" the HPV virus, is this a good indication that my immune system is normal and HIV-free? Or would HIV not make a difference in the early stages? I failed to mention:... Read more »

Suppressed immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, I was just wondering what types of things suppress your immune system, which I know can delay your HIV test from coming up positive? Read more »

Stress/lack of sleep/anxiety,effect immune system?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...anxious/nervous/worried that I can't concentrate and have a 24 hr. a day 7 days a week headache.... Do things like that impair your immune system just enough that it makes it easier to get sick?? I know a lot of people on here think they have... Read more »

Yeast infections, BV, and HPV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am starting to go crazy here thinking I may have HIV. I was told about two years ago that I had HPV which gave me an abnormal pap smear. A colposcopy was done that showed I had mild dysplasia. My pap and hpv test last year Read more »