Hpv virus disease is commonly transmitted sexually (STI). HPV virus has many different strains, including several strains of the virus that can cause health problems including genital warts and cancer.
1. What is HPV virus?
HPV stands for human papillomavirus. It's very popular. Some strains of the virus can lead to cervical cancer or or penis cancer.
HPV is not only a strain of the virus but it has more than 100 strains and causes various health risks.
HPV virus strains: Each HPV virus has its own number or strain. The term "papilloma" is used to address warts as the cause of infection with certain strains of HPV. HPV lives in thin, flat cells called tissue cells. They are found on the surface of the skin. In addition, they are found on the surface of the vagina, anus,, cervical and head of the penis. Not only that, they are also found in the mouth and throat.
About 60 out of 100 strains of HPV virus that cause acne are found in areas such as hands or feet. More than 40 other strains are transmitted through sexual contact. They are sucked into the mucous membranes of the body, such as the moist layer around the anus and genitals.
2. How is HPV spread?
HPV virus infection with vaginal,, or oral sex with people infected with HPV virus is possible. The most common is spread by vaginal or sex. HPV can be transmitted even if the person has no signs or symptoms of the disease.
Anyone who is sexually active can be infected with HPV virus, even if only having sex with a person. Symptoms of the disease will develop years after sex with an infected person. This makes it difficult to detect and treat the disease definitively.
3. HPV virus and cancer
HPV can cause cervical cancer and other cancers including vaginal, vaginal, penis or cancers. It can also cause cancer in the back of the throat including the tongue and tonsils (known as throat cancer). Cancer usually takes years to develop after the person is infected with HPV virus. HPV strains can cause genital warts unlike cancer-causing virus strains.
There is no way to know if people with HPV will develop cancer or health problems. People with poor immune systems including HIV/AIDS are less likely to fight these viruses. They are also more likely to develop health problems from HPV.
4. Is HPV virus dangerous?
Not all 40 strains of HPV virus are sexually transmitted and cause serious health problems. High-risk strains of HPV including HPV 16, 18 cause about 70% of cervical cancer. Other strains of HPV virus at higher risk include 31, 33, 45, 52, 58 and others.
Low-risk strains of HPV such as HP 6, 11 cause about 90% of genital warts, which rarely develop into cancer. These genital warts can look like chicken skin, sometimes they have a cauliflower-like shape. Warts appear weeks or months after infection by a sexual sexual girlfriend.
5. The role of vaccines in HPV prevention
HPV virus is mainly sexually transmitted by the skin in direct contact with the skin, oral mucosa, pharynx or contact with the penis, uterus, vagina, anus of an infected person. Kissing or touching your partner's genitals orally is at increased risk for HPV virus transmission. HPV vaccination is a vaccine that helps prevent rooster crests and diseases such as cervical cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV).
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Source: webmd.com, cdc.gov
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