Human Papillomavirus

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  • Topic: Human papillomavirus, Cervical cancer, Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
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HPV is short for Human Papillomavirus. There are hundreds of types of HPV. Studies show that every 3 out of 4 people get HPV. There are not many signs and symptoms of the virus therefore many people that get the virus don't even know. A lot of people think only women can get HPV. This accusation is extremely false. Both female and male can be infected with this virus. A person doesn't necessarily have to be sexually active to get HPV. If you and a person with this virus have genital contact it can be transmitted to you. HPV can be on the skin, fingernails and throat. According to some recent studies HPV can raise cardiovascular disease risks. There isn't any "HPV Test" therefore if you show none of the signs or have no symptoms such as genital warts, you will not be able to know you have it. Genital warts can have many different appearances. To name a few, it can appear to be raised, flat, pink, or flesh colored. They can also be small or large and single or multiple. Genital warts can be on the anus, scrotum, penis, cervix, throat, groins and thigh. For most people HPV can clear on its own. For others it may lead to Cancer. According to http://www.hpv.com/ "HPV types 16 and 18 causes about 75% of all cervical cancer cases in females. HPV types 16 and 18 can lead to about 70% of vaginal and 50% vulvar cancer cases. HPV types 6 and 11 causes genital warts cases in both males and females." HPV is a very common disease but people don't usually hear about it until they get it or until it gets severe. There are about 30-40 types ofHPV that can infect the genital area. As stated on http://www.hpv.com/ "An estimated 74% of HPV cases occur in 15-24 year olds. That's about 12,000 teens and young adults each day."According to .medicalnewstoday.com/articles/246670.php, Article Date: 15 Jun 2012 - 0:00 PST Tittle:What Is HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)? "In the majority of cases, infected young females are not infected for long and there is no long-term consequence. The CDC says...
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