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Is Hiv And Hpv The Same

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

What Is HPV? How Can HPV Be Detected? Can HPV Infection Be Prevented? 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? Genital human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). There are over 120 HPV types. One study found HPV in 77%...
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Dr.What is HPV? It's my understanding that it's a very common respitory virus, but I'm not sure. Also I've heard that the symptoms of HPV are very much like those of HIV/ARS (ie muscle and joint pain, macupapular rash, fever,...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
HPV, is human papilloma virus. Strains of this virus cause common skin warts and genital/anal warts, not respiratory infections. Herpes viruses, like CMV, HSV, and EBV, can mimic ARS.MH... Read more »


Dear Mr. Kull,A friend of mine has just been diagnosed with HPV and she has cleared up the virus in a week but recently she has become extremely scared that she could perhaps also have contracted the HIV virus when she contracted the HPV virus. She...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HPV and HIV are completely different viruses. People infected with HIV may have more serious outbreaks of HPV/genital warts than those not infected with HIV. There is some speculation that a person with active warts in the genital region may be... Read more »

HIV and HPV strains

Hi Dr. Holodniy,Are there as many HIV strains as HPV strains? Like HPV, are there certain types of strains that are considered more aggressive? That is, are there some strains that are charasterically known to be highly resistant to medications?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Yes, there are multiple types of HIV-1, so-called subtypes or clades and usually named A through K. They vary by geography, with subtype B being more common in the US and subtypes A and C being more common in African countries as an example. In... Read more »


If you get HCV/HIV from an infected needle, can you also contract HPV from an infected needle? Thank you so much for your answer....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No there is no data to suggest that you can get HPV in this way.... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello All,

I had a high risk exposure to a female sex worker, since this risk I have had many symptoms that have for the most part cleared. Before this encounter for oh see two years, i have had a plantar wart on the bottom of my foot. I just... Read more »

relationship hpv & hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is different between hpv and hiv. What is their relationship? Read more »

Freaked out about HPV and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey everyone, I stumbled upon this board, and I had a few questions. I know this has been answered many times before, but I want to know what my risks of contracting HIV are if I received oral sex with a condom on. When talking to someone at the... Read more »

hpv and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HI all,

After an ASCUS pap smear (i.e. slightly abnormal), I was diagnosed with HPV. The doctor assured me that this was common and while it needed monitoring, many girls are able to kick these viruses by themselves. Sure enough, my next pap smear... Read more »