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What Is The Lifespan Of The Hpv Virus

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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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hepatitis virus lifespan in bottle of tattoo ink

If a bottle of tattoo ink is contaminated with the hepatitus virus, how long can it survive?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Difficult to say since there are no data.If you are concerned about a potential exposure, I would get tested.... Read more »

Hep virus out-of-body lifespan

As an educator, I need an answer to this before a student asks the question.We teach the Hepatitis virus can survive on a dry surface at room temprature for at least five days. Doesn't this contradict the bloodborne/sexual contact issue? Would...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The hepatitis viruses don't really survive outside the body for a long time a day or two at the most and it is very variable depending on temperature humidity sunlight etc. It is virtually impossible to get these viruses into your blood stream... Read more »

lifespan of virus in needle

Hi thereI've read that HIV can only survive outside the body for a few minutes...how long does it survive inside a needle though?Hope you can answerThanks...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Several variables will effect the length of survival/viability of HIV in a syringe or hollow-bore needle. The volume of blood in the needle, the HIV titer (or the amount of virus in the blood), and temperatures the needle is exposed to will have... Read more »

hpv infection (HPV, HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2010)

hello Dr. Frascino, I know that HIV is more your area of expertise but I was wondering if you knew anything about hpv. I was diagnosed with hpv about 10 years ago and was reading recently that some percentage of people actually clear the infection,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Anonymous,There are many different types of HPV (30-40 varieties). Over half of all sexually active folks become infected with some type of HPV. In 90% of these cases the body's immune system completely clears the infection. (See below.)Hope... Read more »
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Oral HPV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When would oral HPV begin to show after exposer to HIV virus?

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Gay Men and HPV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was diagnosed in 2003 with the HPV virus. It was enough having been previously diagnosed with HIV and HCV. Now I was dealing with a third virus, one which would lead to Rectal Cancer. I was told that the only thing I could do was wait and... Read more »

relationship hpv & hiv

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

Hpv and protected sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How common is it to catch HPV from someone using a condom? Read more »