I would suggest discussing your specific questions with your doctor. Our group is made up of oral cancer (OC) patients/survivors and caregivers. While some of our members are HPV+, many are not and some have not been tested for it. OCF is devoted to helping OC patients and their caregivers, we do not always have info about other ailments, even HPV.

OCFs members can not replace info that comes directly from a doctor. Hopefully your doctor is up to date with their HPV (which is an STD) knowledge!!! We do NOT have medical backgrounds, years of medical education, clinical patient experience, etc. Many years ago, OCF's founder met a young researcher Dr Maura Gillison who is behind most of what we know today. Theres still much more that is unknown about HPV than is known but more is being discovered all the time. If you click on any of the highlighted HPV initials, you will be taken to OCF's HPV info where you can read many, many pages of info.

SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07
-65 lbs in 2 mo, no caregvr
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo xtended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line IV antibx 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3x in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile