The HPV – Human Papilloma
Virus affect both women and men and is mainly transmitted sexually (ETS) . Medical experts claim that this virus is responsible for penis, mouth , cervical cancer, and anus cancer. In the lines below learn how to protect yourself from this dangerous virus.
Here we are going to mention the most important fact you need to know about the dangerous virus “HPV” Human Papilloma Virus, which attacks both men and women. You need to learn how to prevent it, know the symptoms and, what you should do in case you get it.
First of all , you should know that the human papillomavirus (HPV) is actually a group of viruses that can affect the human skin, and there are over 100 different types of this virus. This is explained in the National Cervical Cancer Coalition of the United States – NCCC. Certain types of HPV cause common warts on the hands and feet. Most types of HPV are harmless, do not cause any symptoms, and go away on their own. 40 types of HPV are known as genital HPV. Up to 80% of males and females will be infected with at least one type of genital HPV at some time.
Genital HPV types may be high-risk types that can cause cervical cancer and precancer and, or low-risk types that can cause genital warts and usually benign changes in the cervix. HPV is easily spread to skin contact through direct skin. Anyone who has any kind of sexual activity involving genital contact could get genital HPV.
It’s possible to get the virus without having intercourse. And, because many people who have HPV may not show any signs or symptoms, they can transmit the virus without even knowing it. A person can be infected with more than one type of HPV. The medical experts claim that many people get their first type of HPV infection within their first few years of becoming sexually active.
10 Facts about HPV you have to know:
Penetration is not necessary HPV is easily spread through direct skin to skin contact. Anyone could get genital HPV who has any kind of sexual activity involving genital contact.
Because HPV infection does not usually show any symptoms or signs , you probably won’t know you have it. Most people can therefore get HPV and pass it on without even knowing it. The human body is responsible for fighting this infection with their own immune system because many people who have HPV may not show any symptoms or signs , they can transmit the virus without even knowing it.
You should know that the so-called “high risk” can change the cell structure of the cervix and become cervical cancer. Benign changes in the cervix can develop for women who don’t clear certain “low-risk” types of the virus .
According to the latest statistics, in the next 10 – 20 years women who are infected with the virus HPV (high-risk), have high chances of developing cervical cancer . This is why all women are advised (and women who are no longer sexually active), that they should continue performing their routine gynecologic exams.
The National Cervical Cancer Coalition for women over 30 years, suggests that they should do the Pap smear test.
The Pap smear or ‘Pap test’ is a test that can detect abnormal cells in the cervix that may lead to cervical cancer.
In women older than 30 years infections are less likely to be cured by the body, in natural way. So, they should visit the gynecologist and get a proper treatment.
According to the National Library of Medicine of the United States (US National Library of Medicine) the cervical cancer is 100 percent preventable, but only if it’s discovered in early stage.
Male condoms reduce the risk of contact , the female ones cover more than the male condoms, they also reduce the risk of infection. Neither of these two types of condoms eliminate the risk of infection completely.
The HPV type 16 is associated with some types of head and neck cancer.
Almost 30 % of oral carcinomas are HPV-related according to the latest statistics.