Is there any way to know wich TYPE OF HPV a person is INFECTED?

by Rachel on May 29, 2011

Is there any exam wich shows what type of hpv a person is infected?
For example: HPV-06 or HPV-11, etc…

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beautifultakenwomanbyjp_20 May 29, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Only the person family doctor or local health department doctor knows that by a simple test they do, but only the infected person gets the results on it! Outsiders will never know unless the infected person tells him/her that he gots this type of hpv…

whatmarc May 29, 2011 at 10:10 pm

There are 4 different types that cause the most damage, a test can say which type.
Unlike Happy Meal toys, Don’t try and collect all 4!

Mary Boo May 29, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Types of HPV: An Overview
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are a group of viruses that infect the skin and mucous membranes. HPVs are now recognized as one of the major causes of cervical cancer (see HPV and Cervical Cancer). But there are over 100 different types of HPV and a number of other diseases that HPV infections can cause.

Over 30 types of HPV are transmitted sexually, making HPV the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD).

tarnishedsilverheart May 29, 2011 at 11:27 pm

There is not an FDA approved test that tells us what specific HPV type we carry. Specific HPV type testing is done in research but it is very expensive and laborious.

Visible genital warts are diagnosed by a visual exam that may include a vinegar wash so that the warts are seen better. A Biopsy is only under certain circumstances. Per the CDC 90% of all visible warts are of low risk HPV types 6 or 11. People with visual warts may also carry a co-infection with high risk HPV types.

Our HPV test screens for high risk HPV types of the cervix. This test is not used for screening the vulva. The HPV test can be used on a biopsy but it will not tell you want specific HPV type or types you have.

Roche has asked the FDA to approve a test called Amplicor that can tell you what specific HPV types you have. Some doctors have access to this test but since it has not been approved your insurance company may not pay for the test.

The hc2 High-Risk HPV DNA Test™ (DNAwithPap™)* using Hybrid
Capture??2 (hc2) technology is an In Vitro nucleic acid hybridization
assay with signal amplification using microplate chemiluminescence for
the qualitative detection of thirteen high-risk types of human
papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in cervical specimens. The HPV types
detected by the assay are the high-risk HPV types
16/18/31/33/35/39/45/51/52/56/58/59/68. The hc2 High-Risk HPV DNA
Test cannot determine the specific HPV type present.

ashley c May 29, 2011 at 11:39 pm

I just recently had to find this out.
If you have it. When your doctor does a pap. She can tell you the severity of the HPV. And what type it is and whether or not it can cause cervical cancer.

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