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I have small warts outside of my mouth on upper lip are that are small from HPV. Are they contagious? Any remedies. Thanks?

I have read from at least one doctor that after the warts are gone, if you do not show symptoms for a year then you can assume that you are immune and no longer contagious. Any truth to that?

I am a 33 year old female, I have had intercourse with 2 men and have always used a condom. The last relationship I was in which was over 2 years ago, my partner had genital warts. We did have intercouse one time before the wart was removed, we did use a condom (the wart was on the shaft of the penis), my question is I have had papsmears every 3-6 months for the last 2.5 years and have had nothing show up, what I was wondering is could I still be contagious to another person?

If I was diagnosed with the two strains of HPV but I still keep healthy, could my immune system fight it off so that it could not be contagious after a while or does this mean that I will always be a carrier?

Is condyloma contagious and what exactly is it?

I was told yesterday that my pap came back abnormal and that I have papillumvirus, first I dont have a uterus, can i still have this? Second, when I asked the nurse if it was contagious she said no. Im confused I thought this meant you had gential warts.

I've read that once your body has built resistance to a virus, due to proper nutrition, you're no longer contagious. Does this mean HPV won't be transmitted if there aren't any visible symptoms?



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Boost your immune system is the best way to get over HPV, or any virus for that matter. Since you are dealing with a virus, the only true way to get over it is by your body building an immunity to it, like you would for a common cold or the chickenpox. Once you build an immunity to a virus, your symptoms will clear, you will no longer be contagious, and you won't get that same strain of that virus again because you carry that immunity with you. The product I have seen do this the best is a Betamannan Supplement, that you can find at alotek.com.

There is no real cure for the hpv virus. Most research has indicated the immune system clears the infection over time.Even at that it is also believed that even if never cleared by immune system after a while it is supressed so well that you will not be contagious any more. That is if you get treated and it does not return.It is believed to be cleared after 1-2 years

You will always have the HPV virus, so there is no telling if you will pass the virus to another person even if you don't have symptoms. When warts are gone, the virus is latent (sleeping) in the skin cells, it may or may not be contagious at this time. Since condoms don't cover the whole genital area it's still possible to pass the virus to someone else, HPV is contracted through skin to skin contact. There are some cases of oral HPV, but it is not very common.

That's what my doctor told me. You never really know if or when HPV is dormit in your body because most of the time the warts cannot be seen. So it's really hard to tell when a person is not contagious and when they are.

You will always have the virus with you. Most likely your body will suppress the virus, but you will always be a carrier. Some say that once you have not had an outbreak with genital warts for a year then you can consider yourself not in your "contagious" stage, but you still will carry the virus with you for life. A good example is the chicken pox. You get the virus, you have an outbreak, your body recognizes the virus and suppresses it, and most likely you won't have another outbreak. If you carry some of the high risk strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer you never really know if those are dormit or active. That is why you need to make sure you keep up with your pap smears because if some thing is caught quick it can be treated without having full blown cervical cancer. Hope this helps

Yes. Many infected people never develop symptoms. No one knows for sure when you contagious and when the virus is dormant. Genital warts do resolve by themselves and I'm very concerned with the use of terms like "outbreaks" in this forum. An outbreak, like a rash, would go away by itself but genital warts do not. If you have genital warts removed and they do not reappear, its likely the virus has gone dormant. It may appear years later causing more warts, it may never cause any other visible symptoms. Vinegar or not.. you cant see something that is microscopic without viewing a slice under a microscope. I have seen no data to indicate that "most infected people have MANY strains" of HPV.

When warts are present, the virus is considered active, when warts are gone, the virus is latent (sleeping) in the skin cells, it may or may not be contagious at this time, so there is no telling if you will pass it to your partner.

There is no cure for HPV. HPV is very treatable, though no one treatment is right or the same for everyone. HPV does regress or go into a low term remission. At this time no one know what the virus does. At this time HPV is not found in any test. HPV is many times controlled by the bodies own immunity. HPV can reactivate and many times does after years of sleep. HPV many times reactivates when your immunity is impaired such as with age, sickness, depression and pregancy. When the virus is in low-term remission it is not as contagious, but the virus can be transmissed at this time through the bodies natural shedding process. No one know when this happens. In a committed long term relationship HPV should present no problem each person share the others virus. Each partner understanding the risks and having encourgaing regular check ups for both parties. Until we are sure that HPV is 100% elimated from the body we must assume we can be contagious informing all sex partners of the virus and allowing that person to choose. Thousands and thousands of people have a virus reactivate after many years in a dormant stage. Until testing is approved and we know 100% we are not contagious we must assume we can transmit the viurs. The virus enters the body through a cut, scratch or micro-brasion during sex. Lubrications do help in preventing these microbrasions. TSH

and Yes it is contagious. There are many questions regarding the transmission of genital warts/HPV on this site. They can easily be found by searching or browsing.

Yes the virus can still be spread to your partner even if no warts are present. Most of the time you do have visible sypmtoms they are just to microscopic to see. That's what happened to me. You couldn't even see mine until a vinegar solution was placed on them to bring them out. Once you haven't had an outbreak for about a year then you are not contagious with spreading the genital wart strain (low-risk types). But you might still be able to pass on the high risk starins to your partner. These can cause cervical cancer for women. When a person has HPV they most likely have more then one type strain. People with HPV usually have MANY types. So most likely the virus will be spread.

There is no known cure for HPV. However, eventually the immune system does repress it by reducing it to a low level. At the point of natural suppression, it would be unlikely for a person to transmit the virus. Researchers don't know whether it is actually ever fully eliminated from the body, but at any rate it quits being contagious after a while. The time it takes to get to this point varies from person to person, according to their immune system. The longer you have gone without having symptoms, the more likely it is that your body is reducing the viral levels. HPV does not tend to be persistent in most cases, and most people who have contracted it are not thought to be permanently contagious.

I wouldn't share underwear with an infected person regardless of whether it was for certain contagious that way.

Definitely.. theres also a chance you had it before meeting her. HPV is highly contagious and often doesnt show any symptoms in men.

Yes, you can absolutely have unprotected sex again. But tell your potential partner that you have had HPV first, even before you have protected sex. You would be suprised how understanding some people are. Don't forget to mention that over 75% of the US population is considered to be infected with this, and most never know it. So YOU also take a chance when you sleep with someone. Remember that. Having protected sex DOES NOT MEAN YOU WILL NOT INFECT YOUR PARTNER. Studies have shown that having your partner wear a condom or you wearing a condom depending on your gender really does not prevent the spreading of HPV. There is no way for you to know if you will pass the virus on, since there is no way for you to know when/if you stop becoming contagious. And yes, I've also heard if you have no abnormal paps or occurances of warts depending on which strain you have, you may consider yourself immune or at least uncontagious. Hope this helped. :)



 

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