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What to Do If Your Partner Has HPV

What to Do If Your Partner Has HPV

If you learn your partner has HPV, your first reaction may be to panic. But there are ways to prevent infection and reduce your fears about HPV and cancer. It can be scary to learn that you are dating someone with human papillomavirus (HPV). You may...

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What to Know About Chlamydia in the Throat

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). It can affect several parts of the body, including the throat, known as oral chlamydia. Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI), especially among people ages 15 to...

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What Is a Sexually Transmitted Infection?

A sexually transmitted infection is an infection that is passed from one person to another through sexual contact. A person can contract a sexually transmitted infection (STI) when certain bacteria, viruses, or parasites are passed from one person...

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HPV and Breast Cancer: Is There a Link?

A possible link between HPV and breast cancer demands more research, although high-risk HPV is proven to cause some forms of cancer. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, affecting at...

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How Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia Is Diagnosed

Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) is diagnosed based on risk factors for high-risk HPV infection and results from tests including pap smear. Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), also known as cervical dysplasia, is a medical condition...

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Where to Find Free Condoms

Practicing safer sex doesn't need to be expensive. It's often possible to find condoms and other supplies for free. Practicing safer sex doesn't need to cost you an arm and a leg. A lot of times if you just look around you can get a condom...

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Is HPV Hereditary?

Many people wonder if human papillomavirus (HPV) is hereditary as it may occur in babies and cluster in families. Learn about why this can occur. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is not considered hereditary, though at first glance may appear to be at...

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Can You Get HPV From a Toilet Seat?

Ever wonder whether you can catch HPV by sitting on a public toilet seat? Find out the truth, as well as how to prevent catching human papillomavirus. It's a myth that you can catch human papillomavirus (HPV) from a toilet seat—at least, a toilet...

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The Window Period for STD Testing

The window period refers to the time between when you are infected with a disease and when you will test positive. Learn more. The window period can sort of be thought of as an STD test waiting period. After you are exposed to a disease and become...

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