The HPV Virus
By Mallory Sadd, 2nd period
What is HPV?
Immune Cells Involved in the Immune Response
How It Replicates
- The HPV virus attaches to the host cell and injects its DNA
- The viral DNA integrates itself into the host cell
- The host cell reproduces normally, copying the viral DNA and transmitting it into the daughter cells
- Cell divisions produce many infected cells
- When triggered, the viral DNA exits the host cell and initiates the lytic cycle
You can prevent getting this virus by-
Get the HPV vaccine- HPV vaccines stimulate the body to produce antibodies that, in future encounters with HPV, bind to the virus and prevent it from infecting other cells. Getting the HPV vaccine will prevent other cells from getting the virus. It is best to get the virus before being sexually active to fully prevent HPV.
Limit your number of sexual partners
Adopt a healthy diet to boost your immune system for fighting off the infection