The HPV Virus
Symptoms and Treatments
The virus can't be cured, but and be treated. A vaccine that prevents the HPV strains most likely to cause genital warts and cervical cancer is recommended for boys and girls. In the United States we use a Bivalent vaccine Cervarix. This vaccine mainly focuses on the warts and cancer. Also, they can remove the warts by freezing or digging them out or the will leave on their own.
Immune Cells Involved in Immune Response
The interferon response for HPV infection, a key antiviral defence mechanism , is actively suppressed with the E6 and E7 proteins of the high risk HPVs inhibiting the interferon receptor signalling pathways and the activation of the interferon response genes. The E7 proteins downregulate TLR9 and overall HPV effectively evades the innate immune response delaying the activation of adaptive immunity.