Work of Connor Large (Alfredo, Mallory, and Emma helped)
HPV: Causes and Symptoms
HPV stands for human papillomavirus. HPV is a STD, or sexually transmitted disease, that spreads through sexual contact. HPV enters your body through a cut, abrasion, or tear in your skin, along with sexual contact. This disease can give you warts on the contacted skin.
Immune cell response
The interferons (virus signals) response to HPV is suppressed with the E6 and E7 protein, stopping the interferons response momentarily, This allows the virus to adapt before the immune cells come.
Prevention and Treatments
To avoid having HPV, stay abstinent, get the HPV vaccine, limit sexual partners, and adopt a healthy lifestyle so your immune system can get stronger. If you are infected, there is no cure, but a vaccine that prevents the HPV strains most likely to cause genital warts and cervical cancer is recommended for boys and girls. The treatment that you get for HPV is more of stopping the warts than curing the virus.