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HPV question

saucysocks

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    Do you guys know anything about immunity development and HPV? If somebody has cervical dysplasia, for which they are subsequently treated, are they then immune to that particular strain of HPV? As in, can they safely have intercourse with the person they know they contracted it from?

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      No you are not immune. You were treated for cervical dysplasia, not HPV. HPV is what makes you more likely to develop cervical dysplasia in the future. You should make an appointment with your OBGYN so you can develop a clearer understanding of what HPV is. I would make that a priority.
       

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        saucysocks said:
        Do you guys know anything about immunity development and HPV? If somebody has cervical dysplasia, for which they are subsequently treated, are they then immune to that particular strain of HPV? As in, can they safely have intercourse with the person they know they contracted it from?

        Thanks

        If you already contracted it, then you're either infected or immune. Isn't that how the immune system works? You've either still currently got it, or you have a lot of B memory cells floating around waiting to produce a secondary immune response if your system is challenged a second time by the same antigen.
         

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          saucysocks said:
          Do you guys know anything about immunity development and HPV? If somebody has cervical dysplasia, for which they are subsequently treated, are they then immune to that particular strain of HPV? As in, can they safely have intercourse with the person they know they contracted it from?

          Thanks


          You cant get rid of HPV, even though you are treated; the virus is still in your cervix. U can do somethings to strengthen your immune system. Stop smoking, tell your partner to stop smoking. Get regular pap smears to make sure you keep that cervical dysplasia from advancing into cervical cancer. and like the poster above me said, u need to holler at your OBGYN.

          here's a website for more info:
          http://www.cervicaldysplasia.com
           
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