SoHo Gynecology -  - Gynecologist

SoHo Gynecology

Gynecologists located in Soho, New York, NY

HPV Specialist

SoHo Gynecology has extensive expertise in identifying and managing HPV infections, helping women throughout the New York City area get the treatment they need for their symptoms, including providing state-of-the-art treatment of warts associated with the human papillomavirus so patients feel more confident about their sexual and overall health.

HPV Q & A

SoHo Gynecology

What is human papillomavirus, or HPV?

HPV is a family of about 100 common viruses, some of which have been linked with an increased risk for cervical cancer and the development of genital warts. HPV is so common, nearly every man and women will come in contact with the virus during their lives. In most cases, the body's immune system successfully removes the virus from the body and no symptoms are even felt. But some types of HPV are stubborn, remaining in the body. Often, these infections are detected with a Pap test and can be treated with medication. Some types of HPV transmitted through vaginal, anal or oral sex cannot be eliminated, but their symptoms, such as warts, can be managed.

How can I tell if I've been infected with HPV?

HPV is most commonly diagnosed with a routine Pap test that uses a small sample of cervical cells to look for changes that are associated with viral infection. Another common diagnostic technique is colposcopy, an in-office exam that uses magnification and a special solution applied to the cervix and vagina to look for abnormal cells. In addition to visual and microscopic examination, there is also a DNA test that can be used to evaluate cells for the presence of HPV. To date, there is no blood test to identify HPV infection.

How is HPV treated?

When the immune system is unable to clear the virus on its own, there are treatments that can help manage symptoms, including prescription creams to treat warts and minimally-invasive procedures to remove warts. Each treatment is based on the patient's specific needs for optimal results.

Can I spread HPV to another person?

Yes, HPV is infectious, and you'll need to discuss ways to prevent transmission during your office visit.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "It's such a wonderful place to be cared for. You feel comfortable the minute you walk in. Very rare to find a doctor and facility like this where you truly are family."

    B. Rivera
  • Vitals

    "I wish there were more doctors who did this kind of work, with the thoroughness that Dr. Harris displays."

    Rose J.
  • RateMDs

    "Dr Harris is an excellent doctor. If you need a specialist because of pelvic pain or pain with sex, this is who you need to go to."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Harris spends plenty of time with me and treats me as a person, not just a patient. I never feel rushed at SoHo Gynecology. I can't recommend her more highly."

    Verified Patient
Location
SoHo Gynecology
430 West Broadway, Second Floor
Soho

New York, NY 10012
Phone: 646-290-9560
Fax: 212-532-4362
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646-290-9560

SoHo Gynecology
430 West Broadway
Second Floor
New York, NY 10012