What is HPV virus & symptoms?Can male also infected from it?From regular comprehensive blood test can you tell?

by Rachel on June 21, 2010

What is HPV Virus & syptoms? It can also be infected by men? It can be said routine blood test comprehansion you? I mean, if we tell the doctor’s orders blood test too extensive, it is the result of that person, something like cancer or other things?

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Ken_A June 21, 2010 at 7:52 am

Only women can be tested and/or vaccinated from HPV.
There are many different kinds of HPV.
It is very common and can be transmitted even when using condoms during sexual intercourse.
It can even be passed on through oral sex, and can lead to throat cancer.
Some variations have few/no symptoms while others can lead to genital warts.
The vaccine (for women only) can prevent the HPV virus from developing and resulting in symptoms and even cancer (if you have a mild form of HPV), and will prevent the acquisition of other forms of HPV.
If you are a guy and aren’t sure whether you have it, the only way to confirm this, is to get your partner to get tested.
HPV is permanent an incurable. Prevention is the best way to avoid HPV.

Lily L June 21, 2010 at 8:36 am

Most people with HPV have no symptoms, but when there are symptoms they include warts and itchiness and color change in skin.

There is a way to test for HPV antibodies in your blood, but this test is exclusively performed in HPV vaccine clincal trials. If you doctor orders conprehensive blood tests, there will no HPV performed. In fact, if you ask your doctor for an HPV blood test, your doctor will most likely tell you that no such test exists.

There is actually no way to reliably determine that anyone is free of HPV.

There also is no blood test that can determine whether you have cancer.

Marielle June 21, 2010 at 9:33 am

Ken & Lilly have given some good info but, not all is correct. As a retired nurse epidemiologist of 30 years, I can suggest you read a lot of info on http://www.cdc.gov and there will be other things for you to look over.
There are over 100 types of HPV (Human Papillary Virus) and 4 of those are linked to cervical cancer. Signs and symptoms vary as much as the different types. Different color, looks and size. Yes men can get infected also.
Your question: “From regular comprehensive blood test can you tell”? Each doctor marks the lab request differently and the lab has already customized it for that doctor. So what one doctor wants, another one doesn’t. You have to ask your doctor “What are you going to test my blood for”? There are some blood test that can check for cancer. Example ovarian cancer would be a “CA125″.
Tell your doctor what you’re concerned about and they will help you. Good luck

Stephen June 21, 2010 at 9:45 am

Men can be immunised againse HPV because they can get it just like women do. In men the symptoms are few apart from genital warts. Blood tests are not useful for detecting HPV. Blood test are very poor at diagnosing cancer, some cancers have markers in the blood ,these are useful for following treatment not for diagnosis.

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