HPV

Topics: Human papillomavirus, Immune system, Anal cancer Pages: 10 (276 words) Published: July 21, 2015
HPV
Human Papillomavirus
Julissa, Jaileen, Claudia, Helen

What is HPV?





Human Papillomavirus
About 100 types
Each type affects different parts of the body
Each HPV virus is given a number (HPV
type)
● About 30 types affect genitals

History of HPV
● HPV is named for the
warts (papillomas) some
types cause
● Some HPV types can lead
to cervical cancer

How do you get HPV?
● Transmitted through intimate skin to skin
contact
● Vaginal, Anal, or oral sex with someone
who has HPV
● Anyone who is sexually active can get HPV

Symptoms
● High Risk types cause no
symptoms
● Most cases have no symptoms
● Regular cervical cancer
screening detects changes (Pap
Smear Test)
● Signs of infections appear weeks,
months, or years after infection
with the virus

Long Term Effects
● HPV can cause genital warts
● Cervical Cancer
● Can cause several cancers: vulva, vagina,
penis, or anus
● cancer in back of the throat, base of the
tongue, and tonsils

Treatment
● No cure for HPV
● Many HPV infections
go away on their own
● 70%-90% of infections
cleared by the immune
system of the body

Treatment Continued
● Genital Warts treated by physician
● Cervical precancer can be treated; if cancer
cells detected in time
● Other HPV- related cancers can be treated
when diagnosed early

Facts about HPV
● 3 out 4 people will have it in their life
● HPV vaccine can prevent the types HPV
associated with about 70% of cervical cancer
● There is no way to know how many people
with HPV will have cancer or other health
problems

Works Cited
● http://www.cdc.gov/hpv/whatishpv.html
● http://my.clevelandclinic.
org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_Genital_Wart
s/hic_Understanding_HPV
● http://www.emedicinehealth.
com/slideshow_pictures_cervical_cancer/article_e
m.htm
● http://www.emedicinehealth.
com/genital_warts/page7_em.




Cited: ● http://www.cdc.gov/hpv/whatishpv.html
● http://my.clevelandclinic.
org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_Genital_Wart
s/hic_Understanding_HPV
● http://www.emedicinehealth.
com/slideshow_pictures_cervical_cancer/article_e
m.htm
● http://www.emedicinehealth.
com/genital_warts/page7_em.
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