Is HIV worse than HPV?

Is HIV worse than HPV?

HPV and HIV are both viruses that cause sexually transmitted infections. The viruses cause different conditions, though people with HIV are more susceptible to HPV than others. People with untreated HIV are more likely to have active HPV infections and may experience worse symptoms of HPV.

Does HPV mean I have HIV?

Although human papillomavirus (HPV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are both infections that can be transmitted sexually, there's no medical link between the two conditions. However, the behaviors that put someone at risk of contracting HIV can also raise the risk for getting HPV.

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Is HPV a lifelong infection?

Most HPV infections in young men and women are transient, lasting no more than one or two years. Usually, the body clears the infection on its own. It is estimated that the infection will persist in only about 1% of women. It is those infections that persist which may lead to cancer.

Can HPV go away on it’s own?

In most cases, HPV goes away on its own and does not cause any health problems. But when HPV does not go away, it can cause health problems like genital warts and cancer. Genital warts usually appear as a small bump or group of bumps in the genital area.

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