Question about HPV. I asked this question yesterday and no one actually answered it correctly.?

by Rachel on June 30, 2011

I have had HPV for 3 years, and finally after all this time, I’ve had my one and only normal pap smear which tells me that my bodies immune system has fought it off. Question though……. Even though the virus is technically dormant in my body, can I still pass this on to other people during the dormant times?

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Parabola750 June 30, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Yes

Harley Drive June 30, 2011 at 6:21 pm

yes there are thousands of articles on the internet you should read a few

David June 30, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Unfortunately, yes. When a person “fights off” a viral infection to the point where there is a significant antibody titer, we call that seroconversion. However, just because you have seroconverted does not mean that your viral lode is zero. Any of the remaining virus particles can still infect others as long as the viral DNA is intact.

mohd June 30, 2011 at 6:59 pm

HPV is passed on through genital contact, most often during vaginal and anal sex. HPV may also be passed on during oral sex and genital-to-genital contact. HPV can be passed on between straight and same-sex partners—even when the infected partner has no signs or symptoms.

A person can have HPV even if years have passed since he or she had sexual contact with an infected person. Most infected persons do not realize they are infected or that they are passing the virus on to a sex partner. It is also possible to get more than one type of HPV.

Very rarely, a pregnant woman with genital HPV can pass HPV to her baby during delivery. In these cases, the child can develop RRP.

More information plz see this site…………….

http://www.cdc.gov/STD/HPV/STDFact-HPV.htm

Jean June 30, 2011 at 7:12 pm

I answered this question yesterday.. YES you can still pass it on even in its dorment stages. You can use protection during sex but even then you can still pass it on. If you have it, even if you have a normal pap and everything seems fine, no symptoms.. anything, IT IS STILL THERE, YOU CAN STILL PASS IT ON.

Pineapple Shortcake June 30, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Actually, newer studies present that it is quite possible that you are no longer contagious; while older studies suggested that you’d always be contagious. The real answer is that nobody is quite sure yet.

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