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I have gential warts and i was wondering if you have the virus that causes warts can that virus also cause cancer. Also can we still have kids I was trying to tell my wife that we can,and also is it really bad if you have HPV it is not that bad of an std.
jake 
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As per the previous replies on this topic, HPV - Human Papilloma Virus - is an STD, is readily transmissible (which is why it is the most common STD), and is not a barrier to conception. A small number of genital HPVs (there are over 100 types) is linked to cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, anus, and penis. Long-term HPV infections increase the risk of cervical cancer; however most women recover from HPV infections with no health problems at all. It is not known why some women develop long-term HPV infection, pre-cancerous abnormal cell changes, or cervical cancer. Most HPV infections go away by themselves within six months. Many women develop immunity - a natural protection - against different types of HPV. Pap tests are the best protection against cervical cancer. They can find very early pre-cancerous conditions - which are easily treated. All sexually active women - especially those who have had genital warts or other sexually transmitted infections - should get a Pap test at least once a year. However, your wife cleary has concerns about this risk and so the issues that you raise would be best explored by your wife and yourself seeing the doctor together so that all your and her questions can be answered. These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An individual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.
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