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HOW RISKY IS HPV??

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iluvmyboyzzz

Asked by iluvmyboyzzz at 5:27 PM on Jun. 1, 2010 in Relationships

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  • How common are HPV and related diseases?

    HPV (the virus). Approximately 20 million Americans are currently infected with HPV. Another 6 million people become newly infected each year. HPV is so common that at least 50% of sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives.

    Genital warts. About 1% of sexually active adults in the U.S. have genital warts at any one time.


    Cervical cancer. Each year, about 12,000 women get cervical cancer in the U.S.

    Other cancers that can be caused by HPV are less common than cervical cancer. Each year in the U.S., there are about:

    * 3,700 women who get vulvar cancer
    * 1,000 women who get vaginal cancer
    * 1,000 men who get penile cancer
    * 2,700 women and 1,700 men who get anal cancer
    * 2,300 women and 9,000 men who get head and neck cancers. [Note: although HPV is associated with some of head and neck cancers, most of these ca
    TheDiva320

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 5:28 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • * most of these cancers are related to smoking and heavy drinking.]

    Certain populations are at higher risk for some HPV-related health problems. This includes gay and bisexual men, and people with weak immune systems (including those who have HIV/AIDS).

    RRP is very rare. It is estimated that less than 2,000 children get RRP every year in the U.S.

    http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv.htm
    TheDiva320

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 5:29 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • THANKS FOR THE INFO.....CAN IT GO AWAY ON ITS OWN???
    iluvmyboyzzz

    Answer by iluvmyboyzzz at 5:33 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • There is no known treatment for it. http://www.cdc.gov/hpv/Treatment.html
    TheDiva320

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 5:34 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • yup, it's pretty serious
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 5:40 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • it can go away on its own, depending on teh one that you have. a lot of females dont even realize they have it- or they do, and tehn it just goes away.

    i swear, i read somewhere that stated you can even get it by sitting on a toilet. i could be wrong with that info that. lol
    Shy_Dia

    Answer by Shy_Dia at 7:01 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • i heard you can get it from a toilet also that's y I always hover or cover with a toilet seat cover!!!!!!
    randilinn

    Answer by randilinn at 7:45 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • You can have it frozen off. They do cryosurgery if you have a suspicious area on the cervix. Did your Dr. tell you that you have it? They should be able to tell you about the ways to take care of it. They will usually do a surgery (mentioned before) which is a little more uncomfortable than a normal Pap test. You bleed pretty heavy for a day or so. Your Dr. will probably want to do an extra pap for a year to a year and a half at 6 month intervals to make sure that the area isn't growing back. Then you are usually cleared for yearly exams again.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:50 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • thanks for all of your helful answers........i was a little embarress to talk about it with my friends....
    iluvmyboyzzz

    Answer by iluvmyboyzzz at 10:26 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

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