When Did Hpv Testing Start?

If me and my partner have never had sex with anyone but eachother, can I get hpv?

Im 16 and have been having sex for over a year now with my partner. We both lost our virginity to each other, so can i get hpv, or is it only if you've had sex with a number of people? I need to know because if i can get hpv i should start getting pap smears!

Plantar warts are caused by HPV and they can be passed with out having sex, but I don't think they can be passed to the genitals.
Genital warts isn't often passed with out having some kind of sexual activity. When you start having sex you should have a pap smear every 6 months or at least once a year. Or better yet you can get vaccinated against the 4 types of HPV that cause cervical cancer in women.

Can a wart on a finger spread to a vagina?

What if the person has been vaccinated for HPV also. Is it possible that the person will still get a wart on their vagina, it just won't be genital warts but a normal strain? Or can't normal warts spread to that are anyway?

No a wart on your finger will not be transmitted to the external genital area.

Genital HPV types affect the genital area. Warts from the hands do not affect the genital area. Warts of the genital area would not be an non-genital HPV type or a 'normal' HPV type.

I am not sure which HPV vaccine you are given in your country.

Gardasil prevents 4 genital HPV types. Two low risk HPV types that cause 90% of genital warts and two high risk HPV types 16 and 18 that are seen in 70% of all cervical cancer.

Cervarix prevents HPV types 16 and 18.

They are 40 genital HPV types neither prevent all genital HPV types. Cervarix does not have any prevention from genital wart HPV types.
See a health care provide for a diagnosis on your bump in the vaginal area. The bump could be anything. It is also very important to remember that routine Pap testing is still very important even after the vaccine. You can still acquire an HPV infection. The HPV vaccines do not prevent all the HPV types that could persist and progress to cervical cancer.

HPV types that cause hand and common warts are different from the types that cause warts in the genital area. The exception is the rare occurrence of warts in the genital area in young children that are due to these "non-genital" HPV types. Likewise, genital HPV types are only very rarely found in lesions outside the genital area. For instance, occasional HPV 31 lesions have been described in the conjunctiva and under the finger nails.


If you are diagnosed with HPV but isnt too severe what is the likely hood of it going away?or is it permanent?will it go away on its own? id appreciate your feedback ASAP!!!!! thanks!

90% of low grade cell changes in the 20 something women will regress the body's immune system building an defense to your acquired HPV type or types.

There is about a 50/50 chance of high grade lesions regressing. Most doctor recommend treating high grade cell changes.

No one can guarantee that the virus is permanently eliminated...that we will never share our HPV infection with a new sex partner....but most often it doesn't cause any more problems. Some women do have a persistent infection and in some women the virus may reactivate years after the initial infection was acquired....and we can acquire new HPV types with a new sex partner.

Routine Pap testing allows your doctor to closely monitor your cervix...once the cell regress your doctor will recommend when you should follow up for future HPV testing. Routine Pap testing is until age 65 to 70 years old. Routing Pap testing allows your doctor to see if your HPV infection has reactivated or see if you have acquired new HPV types that are causing abnormal cell changes.

Most HPV lesions eventually resolve due to a host immune response to the virus. This is particularly true for genital warts and CIN 1 because neither are truly precancer. Even approximately 40-50% of CIN2 will resolve spontaneously. CIN3 is considered a true cancer precursor, although some CIN3 may also resolve secondary to an immune mediated regression.

Whether an immune mediated regression clears that HPV type from the body completely, or just suppresses it to the point where it is not likely to be contagious nor cause HPV-induced disease in the future is not known for sure.

Between 5%
and 30% of individuals infected
with HPV are infected with
multiple types of HPV.
The gradual development of
an effective immune response
is thought to be the likely
mechanism for HPV DNA
clearance.4 However, it is also
possible that the virus remains in
a non-detectable dormant state
and then reactivates many years
later. This may explain why HPV
may be newly detected in some
older women who have been in a
long-term mutually monogamous


If I got the gaurdasil vaccination and came in contact with HPV am I a carrier?

My boyfriend got this from his last ex and was laying dormant for a year we didn't know. Thankfully I've got the vaccanation and haven't contracted anything but does that mean I can spread it to others?

There is no simply answer her. If you received all 3 of your Gardasil injections before you had sex then it are probably prevented for acquiring HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18. Most (90) visible genital warts are due to low risk HPV types 6 and 11, however some people with visible genital warts also have a co-infection with other HPV types. Most of us do not know what specific HPV type or types we carry. Many people may carry more than one HPV type. They are 40 genital HPV types.

I am not sure if his ex was diagnosed due to visible genital warts or high risk HPV types.

Most HPV infections do not cause any signs of visible genital warts or abnormal cell changes of the cervix. It can take years before visible warts or abnormal cell changes develop.

If you received all 3 injections before you engaged in any sex you probably do not carry HPV types 6,11,16 and 18. There are many other HPV types that affect the genital area...if your partner acquired one of these HPV types and his body had not built adequate immunity to his acquired HPV types then yes you could carry other HPV types. Once our body builds immunity to an acquired HPV type we can't get the same type again. This same HPV type that we acquire years before can go from a latent to an express years after we acquired the virus and we can acquire new HPV types from a new sex partner. You and your partner will not ping pong your HPV types back and forth, both of you will build this immunity in time....however since the virus has the ability to go from a latent (dormant) state to an express then we could share our infection with a new sex partner years after we acquire it.

When you and your partner had sex and 'if' his acquired HPV type was not active (not producing an overgrowth of cells - you may not always see these cells - and there is no HPV test for the male) you may not have acquired his HPV type or types. When the virus is in low virtual load we are probably not as contagious...maybe not contagious at all but because the virus can move from latent to express no one can guarantee that will remain non contagious forever...

All this is complicated and no correct defiant answer can be given. Routine Pap testing does allow our doctors to see cell changes years. There is no need to rush to get a Pap test…it usually takes many years or months for abnormal cell changes of the cervix to develop. Your Pap may not show abnormal cell changes….about 10% of negative Paps do have the DNA of high risk HPV types. The virus is in such a low viral load it is not creating any cell changes. HPV testing is not usually done when a Pap test does not see any abnormal cell changes for the woman under 30. HPV testing becomes standard of care for the woman over 30.


How often does High risk hpv cause cervical cancer?

I have high risk hpv and I'm getting a colposcopy in a few weeks. I'm freaking out! How likely will it cause cancer?

They say that out of every 100women tested for Hpv 30 comes back requesting additional testing colposcopy then 10 out of 30 have abnormal cells and 20 are fine just have to follow up withing one year. 7 out of 10 have to follow up in 6 months and the remaining can be high risk. And by the times it becomes high risk it's already late enough that can't be treated, usually the tests are very good and the treatment is very good too.

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