Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world, nearly 80% of sexually active women and men contract it at a certain period of their life.
+200 types of HPV
About 40 infect the ano-genital area. Generally they are asymptomatic:
- Low-risk HPV can cause warts in the genital area
- High-risk HPVs (16 and 18) are responsible for changes in cervical cells, which can cause cervical cancer.
Diagnosis of HPV infection
- The Pap smear detects abnormal cells in the cervix, usually caused by HPV.
- Hpv-test is a specific test that allows you to determine high-risk viruses
Taking a pap test / HPV test regularly is the best way to prevent cervical cancer
Care and therapy
There is no cure for HPV; but in most cases the immune system destroys the virus and therefore does not cause any health problems.
It is most effective if you receive it before you start having sex; for this reason it is recommended to:
- Teens of both sexes between 11 and 14 years old.
- Women aged 15 to 26 according to their personal history and risk factors.
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