Podcast: HPV FAQs

September 9, 2015 5 Comments

Most sexually active individuals are estimated to have one or more infections in their lifetime with the human papillomavirus (HPV) and, not surprisingly, ASHA receives countless HPV questions:

What should I tell a partner?
Will I always have it?
How are HPV tests used?
How well do vaccines work?

H. Hunter Handsfield, MDIn this episode of our Sex+Health podcast Hunter Handsfield, MD, covers these and other common questions about HPV. Dr. Handsfield is Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD, and former director of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Program for Public Health—Seattle & King County, Seattle, Washington. He recently completed six years as a member of ASHA’s Board of Directors.


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  1. Otto Lee says:

    New HPV Vaccine is coming in the next couple of years. http://www.news-medical.net/news/20150918/Genetically-engineered-vaccine-eradicates-precancerous-cervical-lesions.aspx

    Come join the investor group of the company working on the new HPV Vaccine https://www.facebook.com/groups/Inovio/

  2. Ruth H says:

    I ve started having abnormal pap 6 years ago. I have had 1 cone and 1 leep procedure done. Pap was negative ftwice in a year, now it’s abnormal and positive for Hpv again. Don’t know what to do. I have had one sexual partner for over 14 years . Now I’m scheduled for a colposcopy again. I’m i at risk for cervical cancer?? Please advise..

  3. Laura m says:

    Hola buenas quisiera saber q debo hacer creo que tengo el vph y no se q hacer no he tenido hijos quiero saber si esto afecta y si las verrugas geniales son muy recurrentes, hay algún tratamiento que sea vía oral o que tratamiento hay para esto gracias ojalá me puedan ayudar

  4. Bueno says:

    I was very worried about having hpv but after listening to this i got more relaxed mostly because it’s a real authority on the subject and because it covers most part of my doubts. Fell better now knowing that it’s not that bad decease

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