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How long HPV can remain dormant in a person?

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Posted on Tue, 7 Jun 2016
Question: we found out my wife has HPV. We have been together 40+ years without other sexual partnes. Could HPV lay dorminant that long in either one of our systems?
How long does it take to find out why type of hpv a woman has?
What are the cures or treatments for hpv in males and/or females?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
HPV can remain dormant

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
HPV can be dormant for many years in the genitalia and cervix.
It can lead to warts, cervical cancer and penile cancer.
There is no specific treatment for HPV, however one needs to get screened for warts, cervical cancer in females and penile cancer in males.
If there is no cancer, then 6 monthly follow up should be done.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma (9 minutes later)
What is the best way to find out what type of HPV you have?

What is the most reasonable and fastest way of getting information on the type?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Test available

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear, the type of HPV can be diagnosed by specialized test, done by various laboratories.
It is called HPV oncogene detection.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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How long HPV can remain dormant in a person?

Brief Answer: HPV can remain dormant Detailed Answer: Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. HPV can be dormant for many years in the genitalia and cervix. It can lead to warts, cervical cancer and penile cancer. There is no specific treatment for HPV, however one needs to get screened for warts, cervical cancer in females and penile cancer in males. If there is no cancer, then 6 monthly follow up should be done. Hope you found the answer helpful. Regards Dr Deepti Verma OBGYN