Podcast: All about HPV with Ina Park, MD

June 11, 2015 4 Comments

Ina_parkHuman papillomavirus, or HPV, is a common sexually transmitted infection. So common that most (~80%) of sexually active people will be infected with HPV at some point. While it is often harmless, it can cause genital warts and even lead to cervical cancer. In this episode of ASHA’s Sex+Health podcast, Fred Wyand talks to Ina Park, MD, assistant professor at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, about HPV, from genital warts, cervical cancer vaccines, the stigma associated with warts “below the waistline,” talking to partners about HPV, and more.

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  1. deana barnhart says:

    I need more information on hpv..I have type 2 herpes and I want to let my boyfriend know what to expect when we are internment…does he always need to use a condom, can I performed oral or can he…

    • Anonymous says:

      You really need to disclose to him that you have HSV2. It’s difficult to find the words but terribly important for him to know.

  2. dave says:

    My wife has been diagnosed with herpes 2 and I have not.She states that she has never been unfaithful. Does not know how she got the herpes 2 virus. My question is how is this possible. Unless she is lying about getting the virus from an other sexual partner.

    • Anonymous says:

      My husband kissed me one night when I had a cold sore on my lips. Passion ensued with sex. Years later when we separated I was quite distraught which is when the herpes surfaced. Until I went into menopause it would reappear when I had my period. There is a drug to help suppress outbursts. I hope this helps your unnecessary worries of infidelity.

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