Human papillomavirus (HPV)

by john

brief history

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common causes of sexually transmitted diseases worldwide. It has been proposed that the great majority of women and men have been infected with HPV at least once during their lifetime. HPV infection is associated with a variety of clinical conditions, ranging from benign lesions to cervical cancer.



the symptoms of hpv. are :

genital warts.

what agent causes hpv

HPV viruses infect the basal epithelial cells of cutaneous and mucosal keratinized epithelia. Cutaneous infections affect most commonly the hands and feet, while mucosal infections target the lining of the mouth (small nodules can develop into cancerous cells), throat, respiratory tract, and anogenital epithelium.

means by witch the disease is spread.

hpv is spread from having oral,anal or vaginal sex

how is hpv diagnosed and treated

there is no treatment for the virus.

how to prevent hpv

You can do several things to lower your chances of getting HPV.

Get vaccinated. HPV vaccines are safe and effective. They can protect males and females against diseases (including cancers) caused by HPV when given in the recommended age groups (see “Who should get vaccinated?” below). HPV vaccines are given in three shots over six months; it is important to get all three doses.

Get screened for cervical cancer. Routine screening for women aged 21 to 65 years old can prevent cervical cancer.

If you are sexually active Use latex condoms the right way every time you have sex. This can lower your chances of getting HPV. But HPV can infect areas that are not covered by a condom - so condoms may not give full protection against getting HPV;Be in a mutually monogamous relationship – or have sex only with someone who only has sex with you.