HPV stands for Human papillomavirus and is a sexually transmitted infection (STI.) HPV is common in Canada, estimates are that 75% of sexually active Canadians will have at least one HPV infection in their lifetime. There are many types of HPV … Read Full Answer
Can I get HIV or Hep C from someone who accidentally spat a little saliva droplet into my eye while they are talking with me?
We are glad that you reached out to us. From what you describe you should not be at risk of transmission of HIV or Hep C because both these viruses … Read Full Answer
An STI test is a pee test right?
There are a few different types of tests that health care providers use to test for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A pee test may be able to detect chlamydia or gonorrhea, but urine alone won’t give a complete picture of someone’s sexual health status. It’s recommended … Read Full Answer
When I had a pap smear this year they would have tested me for sexually transmitted diseases right?
No, a pap smear does not test for STIs (sexually transmitted infections.) A pap test or cervical screening is recommended every 3 years in Manitoba and checks for cervical cell … Read Full Answer
I think I have a wart on my genitals, does this mean that I have HPV?
Lumps, bumps, rashes or sores in the genital area can be worrisome and it’s possible to mistake them for warts. However, warts are infectious and are caused by the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus.) … Read Full Answer
Does everyone have HPV?
HPV (Human Papillomavirus) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. The Public Health Agency of Canada estimates that more than 70% of … Read Full Answer
Can someone get HPV from sharing a bath towel?
HPV is transmitted through sexual activity including penis-vagina intercourse, penis-anus intercourse, oral sex and genital to genital contact. Transmission through objects like towels, toilets seats, or underwear have not been documented … Read Full Answer
Do men and women both get HPV? What are the symptoms?
Human Papillomavirus is very common, estimates are that around 80% of people of any gender who are sexually active have or have had HPV at some point. … Read Full Answer