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What is the incubation time for HPV?




 



The incubation period can be as early as 3 days in my case. Tiny tiny bumps, itchy. Can even be contagious through hands if the man touches your vagina and then himself. This type of hpv isn''t common as I can't find much on it, but exists. Does not look like typical warts. Came with raging yeast infection and abnormall pap, 3 days, I repeat 3 days! Charming.


4/6/2004


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I have been married for 19 years. My husband went to the doctor for what we thought was a mole turns out to be genital warts. He is the only one I have been with. He was married before and dated some before he met me. He has not cheated. (the mole has been there since I met him). We have a good relationship (I am not naive). He has never had any pain. Only one lesion (dark in color) on penis and a mole like thing on skin between penis and anus. I have never had an outbreak always have pap smears and had an HPV test which was negative. Dr. had no concerns. Now what. Do i need another HPV test, can I get it. HOw come I have never had an outbreak (not complaining).


8/29/2006


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Seven months. And if you have been in a long term commited relationship, and you are female and you go from a negative pap smear and a negative digene hpv lab test to a positive digene hpv lab test, then your partner infected you and if you started this relationship hpv negative and you are now hpv positive than he did cheat on you. This "20 year" latency period is incorrect. The ansere is simple, seven months. It can show up as soon as two to three months. My boy friend was hpv positive, he new it, but never told me, and he had infected several other girls before me. Like clock work he dumps the girl at seven months. What a jerk. After our relationship ended I contacted his previous girlfriends, one was fighting cervical cancer and the other had already had a hysterectomy... My x boyfriend had the high cancer risk hpv strain.


6/3/2004


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My husband and I have been monogomous for over 8 years, and I was just diagnosed with HPV. Reliable sources say that HPV can lie dormant for DECADES. Usually, though, it is a much shorter time. But, since they can''t always find out how or from whom you got it, they don't really know.


1/12/2004


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can men be tested


3/17/2007


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Are you sure about the 6 month window? I have had unprotected sex for 1.8 years with 0 symptoms. My X GF called last nite and said she has it. I am not sure if i have it or not as I completed the vinger test with no bumps or symptoms. any opinion on how i should handle this?

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ANYONE


11/25/2003


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There''s no way of telling when you are going to get symptoms, if you ever do. The incubation time for HPV is unknown. Sometimes it takes only a month, sometimes it takes several years. The longest I have ever heard was 11 years. Sometimes, it never shows up at all. But the person is still infected - they just don't show signs.

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Rebekah


2/22/2002


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Has anyone any info on whether there is any research on how long the virus can live outside the body, eg on discarded clothng, towels, upholstery etc.

Like others here, I have no idea of how I picked up the virus as I have not been promiscuous for decades and my longtime partner shows no sign of having HPV. But some posts on the web say the virus can be dormant for many years. If the warts disappear, does it mean that one can resume sexual relations?

My proctologist says that unless my partner touches my anal warts and then herself it is unlikely she will contract HVP. But I wonder ...

He also said it might just be possible but extremely unlikely to have contraced the disease if I had shaken hands with someone who had the virus on their hand and I then touched my anal area.


11/9/2006


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My gynecologist just told me yesterday the virus could lay dormant for up to 20 years before you get symptoms. I was diagnosed with cervical dysplasia yesterday.... I am 40 years old and had warts when I was 18. I wasn''t told anything about the hpv then. Both my ex husband I were treated and warts removed at the young age. It has laid dormant all these years and have had a pap smear every year since then until this past month. I had an abnormal pap smear and waiting on the results of the colposcopy I had done. I have the mild form but its still part of the virus my doctor tells me. I was quite disturbed when I found out about the virus and dysplasia yesterday. It seemed like the end of the world even though its a mild case... and no warts. I realized this evening that my case is not that bad and my new fiance was more worried about me than himself. My gynecologist says my immune system would take care of the problem with time but to make sure I keep having the pap smears and will have them done more often now.... probably every 6 months to keep an eye on things.


2/7/2004


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Well, I haven''t had any type of sexual contact in well over two and a half years and just recently started showing signs of genital warts within the past month.

In fact I find it funny because I quit having sex (only two people) to prevent from getting any sort of STD and then ended up getting them anyways. *sigh*


1/2/2004


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My husband and I had been together for 13 years when I had my first abnormal pap which turned out to cervical dysplasya caused by hpv.Both of us had been faithful the whole time.The doctors told us sometimes it can take 20yrs or longer to actually even show symptoms.


2/4/2005


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I was first diagnosed with high risk HPV after an abnormal pap. Seeing as though the high risk form has no warts or bumps there was no other way to
know. The funny thing is that I was diagnosed after 7 Years of a monogamous relationship. There is no question about my partners fidelity but prior to being with him I had several partners(he only had one). I questioned the doctor She responded with no one really knows. I know that it took several years only because this last pap was my first abnormal after faithfully having a pap once a year for nine years. There are so many forms of hpv that the truth is that no one really knows


4/19/2005


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My doctor told me it usually takes 3-10 years and after the things I have read I am starting to think It''s ALMOST unavoidable. I have noticed that vitamins do help this. I was told by a nurse that if you take care of yourself (work out till sweating daily,don't smoke,don't do drugs,and take vitamins etc) that you can keep this at a standstill ,and it appears to be possible to even reverse the HPV.Raising your metabolism and/or immune system IS THE BEST WAY TO COMBAT THIS DISEASE.Depending,there is still a 45-65% reaccurance of the warts even after being surgically treated.If you can use Aldara for external warts there is only a 15% reaccurance.You'll still need to take care of yourself.We have control over this!! Have faith in your bodies own ability and get to sweating!Please, don't stop your checkups though, the internal kind cause cancer if left untreated.


2/13/2004


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My husband and I have been together 16 years and I have just been diagnosed with hpv. My doctor''s feel that hormones may be the trigger that caused my episode after 16 years of monogamy.


2/17/2005


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Men unfortunately cannot be tested for hpv. Various strains also produce different symptoms. Some strains produce genital warts, but these strains are actually not generally as dangerous as the strains that display no outward sign of the presence of the virus. These strains are more likely to cause cervical problems but are more rare. The incubation time can be anywhere from a couple months to many years. It does you no good to worry about it though. Continue to have a pap smear performed yearly, and that is about all you can do. You can also contract hpv even when using condoms as the virus can be on the skin surrounding the genitals as well.


1/16/2011


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According to some people the average incubation period is 3 months but some argue years. 3 years ago I got genital warts and my husband denied any affair and claimed I got this from a tiolet seat. So convincing was he that I started to try to believe this myself. It turned out that he was seeing prostitutes and was not using condoms. I would say in my case, HPV is a sure sign of adultery


12/31/2008


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I showed symptoms within 2 months of starting a sexual relationship with an infected and active person (who knew he was contagious, but didn''t bother telling me). I got chlamydia alongside HPV. It took 7 months for the warts to stop re-appearing and they were being frozen off every 1-2 weeks. I was so miserable. Then I did something about my immune system (took multi-vitamins, excercised, ped smoking, got good sleep etc) and they vanished. Never to return. That was 17 years ago. No-one has ever caught HPV from me in the meantime (that they've known about or told me about) and I have had 5 longterm partners in that time. HPV is just like warts on fingers....only they feel worse because they were caught sexually.

By:
spudulike


8/10/2005


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My doctor told me it usually takes 3-10 years and after the things I have read I am starting to think It''s ALMOST unavoidable. I have noticed that vitamins do help this. I was told by a nurse that if you take care of yourself (work out till sweating daily,don't smoke,don't do drugs,and take vitamins etc) that you can keep this at a standstill ,and it appears to be possible to even reverse the HPV.Raising your metabolism and/or immune system IS THE BEST WAY TO COMBAT THIS DISEASE.Depending,there is still a 45-65% reaccurance of the warts even after being surgically treated.If you can use Aldara for external warts there is only a 15% reaccurance.You'll still need to take care of yourself.We have control over this!! Have faith in your bodies own ability and get to sweating!Please, don't stop your checkups though, the internal kind cause cancer if left untreated.


2/13/2004


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i have been told by various std doctors that in their experience if you dont show any signs in 6 months you can consider yourself a lucky one. the statistics say 4 out of 5 active sexually people have hpv and will show some kind of symtomps in the first 6 months. also this virus attack the body that has a weak immune system. so chances are it was fought off..you could be that 1% of not getting the hpv.


5/30/2003


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Their is no way to tell I only had one episode, my doctor said thats what it was, though i never took a test, he froze them off and they never came back. That was 6 months ago. ( i wonder if he could''ve been wrong)


1/16/2004


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I am on my 4th episode since I had a relationship with a woman (12 years ago) who at the time had no idea what the warts in her vagina were. My first three episodes were small bumps that eventually went away. In the past six months I have gone through stress and depresion with severe weght losss due to lack of appatite. My immune system was shot and the MD informed me that the bump now blister should be removed via freezing. When I explained to him about my past relationship with this woman and after the vinagar test, he concluded HPV. Be aware that once you have it....you have it...The best way to combat is, stop smoking, restrict alchol, eat vegetables and fruit, and exercise. You immune system will thank you.

By:
bayyc99


7/28/2003


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The incubation period - the amount of time between contact with a person who has condyloma and the time you notice condyloma - typically ranges from three weeks to eight months, with an average of three months. Condyloma may, however, appear years after a person has been exposed.


10/26/2005


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My HPV did not show up for a year. I contracted it one summer, and then during a routine appointment the next summer, my gynecologist noticed a small wart inside me. I noticed it before I went into the office a few days before and I told her where to look. But I looked at myself with a mirror all the time in there because I''m paranoid and I'm pretty sure it didn't show up for a year. It wasn't there before. It's crazy stuff.

By:
Redsonia


8/19/2005


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When I met my partner 11 years ago she told me she had genital warts and was having them treated.
After she was given the all clear we stopped using condoms. To my dismay I had an outbreak 5 years ago and ever since I have been doubting her fidelity. She has also had abnormal smear tests since my outbreak. Only to this day after reading all the topics posted do I now realise that there can be long periods of incubation. I hope this helps!!!


3/27/2006


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Well.. you never really know you should always go for yearly checks at your family doctor and there are not always symptoms...


3/10/2004


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I will tell you my situation. I had one little area that looked like a tag or mole that grew on the inside of my labia. Since I got done w/ college and had no insurance at the time I went to public health and they treated me w/ liquid nitrogen. Never came back. This was 1996. Once I got a job and got insurance I was formally diagnosed. I have had mild dysplasia that has remained in my system up until present. I have had numerous colpos, and biopsies, yet my immune system has remained constant, and not kicking the virus. Today I noticed something and looked in the mirror to discover 6 small warts very near the urethra on the left side and another one on right side down towards the vaginal opening. This has completely devestated me as I have not had an outbreak since my diagnosis 10 years ago. I am sure my immune system has taken a dive. I believe each person is different and you can have the virus lay dormant in your system for well beyond 10 years and all of a sudden have your first break out. I have heard of such a story from my gyno. I believe that boosting your immune system plus exercise and thinking as positively as you can will probably help aide in your bodies defense to keep it under control. I unfortunately am not feeling too positive at the moment as I have an app''t. w/ the gyno this Friday for acid tx. Which I am completely freaked out about. Anyhow, I am writing this to share my experience and to let others know that sometimes, such as my case, things can pop up when unexpected many years down the road.

By:
lilbird


5/23/2006


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In My case it will be More than 5 years. Last Five years I was faithfull to my wife after my marriage. Hope my wife too. But recently I was shoked by seing lot of tiny warts arround the shaft of my penis.


8/8/2006


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I just got diagnosed with HPV. I have been in a relationship for 10 months and just started to show symptoms now. The doctor said that this could have been there for years. There is no way to know. Just remember, if you have it, you just joined the majority and if anyone gives you any flak, just remind them at their odds of having it. This site will make you feel a little better.

http://www.ashastd.org/


4/28/2006


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General info says 3-6 months. It took 7 months for me.


4/1/2006


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Ladies,
Let''''s get something straight, men CAN get tested for HPV. I''m a 33 years old man and I was just diagnosed with anal HPV after a pap smear test. The pap test is just a swab and it can be done for the woman or the men (anus and penis), so get your man tested!


4/6/2011


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