I was not aware that there was a medication to suppress HPV... Just Herpes...
Your warts were just the external sign of your infection.
Saying that the removal of the warts stops your ability to transmit HPV is like saying "I don't have a break out of Herpes... I can't spread it."
♥It is wishful thinking♥
Recent studies from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and from the University of Washington suggest that HPV may eventually be cleared, or rooted out altogether, in most people with well functioning immune systems. It appears that in some cases the virus does ♥♥ remain in the body indefinitely, producing symptoms if the immune system weakens. ♥♥
Once cells are invaded by HPV, a latency (quiet) period of months to years may occur. The latency period means the HPV virus is in an incubation period. Having sex with a partner whose HPV infection is in the incubation period still leaves one vulnerable to becoming infected. HPV virus can last from 3 months to 2 years without visible changes, making it difficult for an infectee to establish the source of infection.
What ^That means is that you have had this for MUCH LONGER THEN YOU THOUGHT and have passed it on, potentially, to anyone you have slept with in the last 3 YEARS.
A virus is something that will stay with you for LIFE... There is no way to get rid of a virus...
♥♥ PLEASE... Take this seriously... I am not trying to scare you or BS you... This is FACT... ♥♥
You should contact ANYONE you have had ANY sexual contact with... That includes ORAL AND HAND CONTACT with your genitals... and inform them that they need to go in and be checked out.
HPV doesn't just cause cancer in women... Men can get oral, anal, and penial cancer from exposure to HPV. The worst part is that men can carry it for YEARS before they show signs and pass it on with no idea at all that they are the source of their own private plague...
PLEASE do some research on HPV...
Papillomaviruses are a diverse group of DNA-based viruses that infect the skin and mucous membranes of humans and a variety of animals. Approximately 130 human papillomavirus (HPV) types have been identified.
Some HPV types can cause warts while others may cause a subclinical infection resulting in precancerous lesions. All HPVs are transmitted by skin-to-skin contact and/or by fomites.
About 30-40 HPV types are typically transmitted through sexual contact and infect the anogenital region. Some sexually transmitted HPVs may cause genital warts. However, other HPV types which may infect the genitals do not cause any noticeable signs of infection.
Persistent infection with a "high-risk" subset of sexually transmitted HPVs — different from the ones that cause warts — may lead to potentially precancerous lesions and can progress to invasive cancer. HPV infection is a necessary factor in the development of nearly all cases of cervical cancer.
A cervical Pap smear is used to detect cellular abnormalities. This allows targeted surgical removal of condylomatous and/or potentially precancerous lesions prior to the development of invasive cervical cancer. Although the widespread use of Pap testing has reduced the incidence and lethality of cervical cancer in developed countries, the disease still kills several hundred thousand women per year worldwide. HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix, which block initial infection with some of the most common sexually transmitted HPV types may lead to further decreases in the incidence of HPV-induced cancer.
· 1 decade ago