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What Does It Mean To Have A Positive Hpv Blood Test

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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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What do you mean when you said that people can clear infections by HPV (the wart virus)?

Hi, I am really confused about this, you stated in one of your responses that "The majority of folks who get HPV develop immunity to the infection and actually clear the virus" When you say clear do you mean that even if they had, had hpv...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I had said on a prior response, that the majority of folks who get HPV (the wart virus, human papilloma virus) develop immunity to the infection and actually clear the virus. For these folks, HPV infection is no different than how we all go through... Read more »

Gardasil (HPV) vaccine for those already with HPV (HPV Vaccine for MEN) (GARDASIL) VACCINE (HPV)

I'm a 43 year old man with HPV already, awaiting biopsy results to see if I have anal cancer as we speak. Is it a waist of time and resources to get the Gardasil (HPV) vaccine at this time, or will it help down the road whether I have anal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Gardasil is a preventative, not a therapeutic vaccine. Consequently if you already have the HPV strains contained within the vaccine, getting inoculated will not provide any help. I'll reprint some information about Gardasil from the... Read more »

Question #1: new PCR DNA test for genital warts??Question #2: HPV and Blood Testing

Question #1: I thought I had heard somewhere that there is a type of PCR test that candetect whether or not a person has been exposed to HPV. I might have beenexposed over 1 year ago when a condom broke--although I think it might havesnapped when...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. First, in regard to PCR testing, thereare PCR tests for HPV infection. However, these tests use tissue samples. It is not a blood test. It is an alternative to DNA probe testing for HPVinfection (which also uses... Read more »

dear lord help me hpv lesions (HPV and HIV, 2009)

Hi i am 23 yrs old and about 6 months ago was diagnosed with genital warts. I also have some lesions on my tonsils and lips i have tested negative via elisa at 3 months and then tested about twice a month out to 23.5 weeks via oraquick advanced...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"dear lord help me hpv lesions." Sure, I'll help, but calling me "dear lord" is a bit creepy. How about just sticking with Dr. Bob, OK?It appears from your post that you're freaking out, because you fear that... Read more »
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Just Diagnosed with HPV...possible link to HIV?

Posted by am2394, 3 Replies
Hi all,
I had a possible HIV exposure in late July...i am a 21 year old female. I had unprotected sex with the friend of a friend. he did not ejaculate inside me. i have no reason to think he is HIV+, but he is the first person i have ever been... Read more »

Do TWO false positive ELISA tests mean I'm okay?

Posted by bobarama, 1 Reply
I had unprotected insertive vaginal, with a lady a few times. I then had a flu like illness with a flat rash on my chest and stomach.

A few weeks after that I tested and it was a positive ELISA with negative Western Blot.

I went back to test again 7... Read more »

HPV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Can someone please help me...i'am confused about some things today i got a letter from my gyn saying i tested positive for HPV...i'am 37 years old and have been married for 12 years..and we both have been faithful to one another...my daughter tested... Read more »

HPV/Genital Warts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey, Whats up? My girl friend whom I've been with for a year now, recently got a pap smear done and she came up positive for HPV (abnormal cells). Me myself had been tested for STD's and a Visual Check up for HPV and in all tests I came up negative.... Read more »