what is the diagnosis and prognosis for HPV?

by Rachel on July 26, 2011

i am doing a research paper.. i do not have HPV…or at least not that i know of.

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Terp09 July 26, 2011 at 11:37 pm

-Diagnosis: HPV test- checks for the genetic material (DNA) of the human papillomavirus. Like a Pap test, an HPV test is done on a sample of cells collected from the cervix. There is currently no FDA approved test for men.

-Prognosis: The outlook varies. Without treatment, about 50% of common warts disappear on their own within 6 to 12 months. Others dissolve when an over-the-counter remedy is used for several weeks or months. HPV can also cause cervical cancer.

irishlass July 27, 2011 at 12:01 am

You need to have a PAP smear done in order to be diagnosed. There are different types of HPV and some can lead to other serious medical conditions, some are treated and all is well.

You need to see a OBG or GYN to be diagnosed, good luck.

Becki July 27, 2011 at 12:05 am


HPV can only be found in men if warts are present.

For women a pap can detect many types of HPV, the types that cause cancer and some of the types that cause warts. A doctor may also take a biospy to test for HPV.

HPV is very common and usually their are no symptoms. about 80% of sexually active people will get it in their lifetime. There are over 100 types and at least 40 types that cause problems in the genitals.

The good news is in people with a healthy immune system HPV clears in 90% of cases within two years.

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