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HPV Permanent or not?

One of my friends recently tested positive for HPV. She claims she has no symptoms of it(which may be true based on what I read on medline and the CDC), but two of her male partners knew they had it. How is it possible for the guys to have symptoms i. e warts and her not to? How could she be disease free now if she passed the strain that caused warts in partner number two at a time when she said she didn't have symptoms. I read that the infection can clear up on it's own but how is did she pass a Virus on that she believes she doesn't have anymore and a disease she has never displayed symptoms for before the test. Is it permanent or not? Can you pass along genital warts having the strain youself that doesn't cause warts. If you test positive for HPV in th doctors office will you be VIRUS free(!!!) a month, a year, 30 years after the original test. Are the warts themselves permanent? I read even when you get rid of the warts the virus is still present. I am extremely confused

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  • 1 decade ago
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    When we test positive for HPV it is using the cells that were taken during our pelvic exam of the cervix. The test is only looking for abnormal cell changes of the cervix. The HPV test screens for 13 high risk HPV types. It does not screen for low risk HPV types. Low risk HPV 6 and 11 cause 90% of all visible warts. They are 30+ HPV types. These HPV are divided into two categories low risk HPV types and high risk HPV types.

    There is no cure for the virus itself. Most people do build an immunity to their acquire HPV types.

    There is no "cure" for HPV infection, although in most women the infection goes away on its own. The treatments provided are directed to the changes in the skin or mucous membrane caused by HPV infection, such as warts and pre-cancerous changes in the cervix.

    http://www.cdc.gov/std/HPV/STDFact-HPV.htm

    Yes, she can transmit the virus even though she does not have any warts herself.

    Many people have low risk HPV types and never have a wart. There is no FDA approved HPV test that screens for low or high risk HPV types of the vulva.

    If she test positive for the virus she will not always test positive for abnormal cell changes or the virus once the virus goes into a low viral load it is not seen in any test the virus stops replicating it is at a point where it usually will not cause any problems the bodies natural immune system keeping the virus in check. .

    There is always a possibility that the virus will reactive years from when she acquired the virus.

    The warts are an overgrowth of tissue that the virus creates. You can have HPV and not have the virus replicate as in warts or abnormal cell of the cervix.

    Yes the virus has entered the deep tissue of the skin it stays there but it could reactive years down the road. People with a compromised immune system of just age many have the virus reactive.

    HPV can be contracted from one partner, remain dormant, and then later be unknowingly transmitted to another sexual partner, including a spouse.

    It's true that most often genital HPV produces no symptoms or illness, and so a person who has been infected may never know about it. Experts estimate that at any given time, only about 1% of all sexually active Americans have visible genital warts. Far more women have abnormal Pap smears related to HPV infection, but in many cases health care providers do not explain the link between HPV and cervical infection, perpetuating the misunderstanding.

    The virus can remain in the body for weeks, years, or even a lifetime, giving no sign of its presence. Or a genital HPV infection may produce warts, lesions, or cervical abnormalities after a latent period of months or even years.

    The concern about life-long recurrences may be based on a misconception rather than a myth. It's true that at present there is no known cure for genital human papillomavirus. As a virus, it will remain in the infected person's cells for an indefinite time--most often in a latent state but occasionally producing symptoms or disease, as we have discussed elsewhere.

    http://www.ashastd.org/learn/learn_hpv_facts.cfm

    . Most HPV infections have no signs or symptoms; therefore, most infected persons are unaware they are infected, yet they can transmit the virus to a sex partner. Rarely, a pregnant woman can pass HPV to her baby during vaginal delivery. A baby that is exposed to HPV very rarely develops warts in the throat or voice box.

    www.CDC.gov

    Anyone who has ever had genital contact with another person may have HPV. Both men and women may get it -- and pass it on-- without knowing it. Since there might not be any signs, a person may have HPV even if years have passed since he or she had sex.

    Is there a cure for HPV?

    There is no cure for the virus (HPV) itself. There are treatments for the health problems that HPV can cause, such as genital warts, cervical changes, and cervical cancer.

    http://www.fda.gov/womens/getthefacts/hpv.html

    Warts can form weeks, months, or years after sexual contact with a person who has genital HPV

    Is it still possible to have HPV even if my Pap test was normal?

    Yes. You can have HPV but still have a normal Pap test. Changes on your cervix may not appear right away or they may never appear. For women over the age of 30 that get an HPV test and a Pap test, a negative result on both the Pap and HPV tests means that no cervical changes or HPV was found on the cervix. This is great news, because it means there is an extremely low chance of developing cervical cancer in the next few years

    No. There is no treatment or cure for HPV. However, there is treatment for the changes that HPV can cause on the cervix, as well as treatment for genital warts.

    http://www.womenshealth.gov/faq/stdhpv.htm

    Warts may appear within several weeks after sexual contact with a person who is infected with HPV, or they may take months or years to appear, or they may never appear. HPVs may also cause flat, abnormal growths in the genital area and on the cervix (the lower part of the uterus that extends into the vagina). However, HPV infections usually do not cause any symptoms.

    Although there is no cure for HPV infection, the warts and lesions these viruses cause can be treated (see Question 10).

    http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/...

    Genital warts (sometimes called condylomata acuminata or venereal warts) are the most easily recognized sign of genital HPV infection. Many people, however, have a genital HPV infection without genital warts.

    Genital warts are very contagious. You can get them during oral, vaginal, or anal sex with an infected partner. You can also get them by skin-to-skin contact during vaginal, anal, or (rarely) oral sex with someone who is infected. About two-thirds of people who have sexual contact with a partner with genital warts will develop warts, usually within 3 months of contact.

    Genital warts are very contagious. You can get them during oral, vaginal, or anal sex with an infected partner. You can also get them by skin-to-skin contact during vaginal, anal, or (rarely) oral sex with someone who is infected. About two-thirds of people who have sexual contact with a partner with genital warts will develop warts, usually within 3 months of contact.

    http://www.niaid.nih.gov/factsheets/stdhpv.htm

    HPV invades cells of the basal layer of the epidermis, penetrating skin and mucosal microabrasions in the genital area.

    A latency period of months to years may ensue

    o Male sex partners of women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia often have infections of the same viral type.

    http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic640.htm

    reports that a viral replication protein known as E2 binds the circular viral DNA to cell structures called spindle fibers that are present in a cell when it divides, a process known as mitosis. In mitosis, a single cell divides in two, creating two genetically identical daughter cells. By latching onto the spindle fibers of the cell as it divides, HPV DNA also divides and replicates itself in each of the new daughter cells where it can continue to replicate and persist indefinitely.

    “In effect, HPV is able to mimic our own chromosomes, behaving as a sort of ‘mini-chromosome’, independently replicating and keeping pace as the cellular chromosomes replicate and the cell divides,” says Tom Broker, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics and co-author of the paper. “This allows the virus to remain in our bodies indefinitely, with the potential of causing serious disease years, even decades, after first exposure.”

    http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=65962

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    4 years ago

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    HPV is permanent, however, that doesn't mean you will be able to pass it on to your partner every day for the rest of your life. Once the warts are gone, they may or may not come back. The case is different for everyone. As far as babies, HPV can affect your fertility so that's definitely something you will have to take up with your doctor.

  • 4 years ago

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  • Anne
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    4 years ago

    You will always have the HPV virus you may never have the warts again. Your life is not over! You are only contagious while you have the warts after that you will be fine. You know the cancer link, that's all you need worry about. Everything else forget about. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It depends on what type you have. Many women who hasve it don't have the type that causes genital warts. With most types those it does. Since it is an 'infection' not a disease, the body does eventually cure itself of the virus. That's why females who have it must return to the gyno every 6 months or every year. It takes some time...nowhere near 30 years though. Like a few years

    http://www.hpvfaq.com/answers.asp?questionid=10025

  • ortis
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    3 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The virus, once you haveit, you always will. The main manifestation of it is external genital warts. THese may come and go. You may have periods of time where there are no visible warts but you still have the virus.

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