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Human papillomavirus causes a sexually transmitted infection associated with a number of cancers, most notably cervical cancer. Use this tag for questions relating to the biology of HPV, its transmission, or associated cancer risks.

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How can such a large proportion of the population be infected with HPV if the body clears out the virus in most cases?

I've read that around 40% of the American population is infected with one or more strains of the HPV virus. From the infected people - around 40% has at least one of the cancerous strains. How is this ...
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How does immunity against HPV work?

Premises: The HPV vaccine(s) protect against infection with several HPV strains (the number depending on the exact vaccine), but don't cure existing infections. HPV is not a blood-borne disease, i.e. ...
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Why is the age limit of 45 on HPV vaccine?

https://www.mskcc.org/news/think-you-re-too-old-get-hpv-vaccine-prevent-cancer-maybe-not#:~:text=Now%2C%20men%20and%20women%20up,people%20in%20their%20mid%2D40s. Over the years, researchers have ...
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Meaning of prevalent/incident/new/cleared HPV infections in this table

I am having difficulties understanding the following table from the study Incidence and clearance of genital human papillomavirus infection in men (HIM): a cohort study. I think I might be reading the ...
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What is the recommended interval for HPV vaccines such as Gardasil 9 for women and men up to age 45?

In October 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration announced it had expanded the approved age for the HPV vaccine up to age 45 for women and men. In June 2019, a key advisory committee for the US ...
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How can you have Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in your body, but not in your throat? [closed]

From this paper: Prevalence and concordance of oral and genital HPV in women positive for cervical HPV infection and in their sexual stable partners: An Italian screening study HPV was detected in 84%...
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Which HPV types are detectable by the immune system to remove it from body?

Some resources (like WHO) says that HPV can be cleared by the immune system as the following. WHO There are many types of HPV, and many do not cause problems. HPV infections usually clear up without ...
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Is it possible to remove HPV from the body by strengthening the immune system?

I saw some content which says HPV can be removed from the body by strengthening the immune system: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/surv-manual/chpt05-hpv.html Most HPV infections are transient and ...
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Should a person with warts avoid baths to avoid the spread of HPV to other body parts?

The cause of warts in general is the Human papillomavirus, or HPV for short. If I understand it correctly, HPV causes both genital warts and warts on toes. Does this mean that if a person with a wart ...
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Some clarity about HPV

I have experienced two separate episodes of HPV as warts in my body; the fist one was on my foot sole, the second in my genital area. I had the one in my foot for months until it got inflamed due to ...
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Does an hpv vaccination still make sense after age 26?

The US CDC says that an HPV vaccination is recommended up to the age of 26. If you are older than that and not infected yet, why shouldn't it make sense to get vaccinated then?
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Rejected from my pap smear appointment, 3 months early from annual checkup for HPV

Today I arrived at the obgyn office, disrobed and then was told to wait 3 months before doing my next pap smear (done last October). Basically, I was rejected from my pap smear appointment. From my ...
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HPV 51 positive male - how to avoid cancer? [closed]

From what I know: HPV 51 is considered carcinogenic There is currently no reliable method to completely cure it What can be done to mitigate the risks? How to detect cancer development? Are any ...
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Can the HPV vaccine be effective if you are already infected? [closed]

I was just wondering about this subject, when I did a blood exam today and I picked a paper about available vaccines and I saw a vaccine against HPV, the same my mom always bothered me to take it. I'm ...
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