When Is It Too Early To Get Tested For Hpv
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,I agree with your GI specialist. There is nothing to do clinically at this time, assuming your anal warts have been effectively treated. The tests you mention are used to diagnose HPV. You already know you have it. The tests do not diagnose... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Actually, my name if Frascino, not Francisco. So you can call me Dr. Bob.Regarding HPV, there are many different variants. But only a very few are associated with the subsequent development of cancer. The million dollar question remains... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi 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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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHI 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesI 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 showed a negative... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyIf I test 24 days before the recomended 90 will the results be accurate?
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesCan anyone tell me:
* If there is any benefit to testing at the 1 month mark?
* If there is any benefit to using the Home Access test at, say, 4, 6, & 8 weeks?
By "benefit", I of course mean "will it catch antibodies if they have been developed... Read more »
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