What’s human papillomavirus infection?
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a viral infection that spreads between people through skin-to-skin contact. And with that there are over 100 varieties of HPV, and of which over 40 are passed through sexual contact and your genitals, and that can affect the mouth and either the throat.
According to a reliable source from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).
Be aware that it is so common and that most sexually active people will have some variation of it at some point, even if they have only a few sexual partners.
It may be noted that some cases of genital HPV infection may not cause any health problems. However, it can also lead to the development of certain types of HPV genital warts as well as cancers of the cervix, anus, and throat.
The virus that causes HPV infection spreads only through skin-to-skin contact. So Mostly people’s to get that genital HPV infection through direct sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex.
Please note that since HPV is a skin-to-skin infection, it is not necessary to have sexual intercourse for transmission.
Be aware that many people have HPV and are not even aware of it, which means you can still contract it, and friends, even if your partner has no symptoms. . And it’s also possible to have several types of HPV.
It should be noted that in rare cases, a mother who has HPV, as well as I, can transmit the virus to her baby during delivery. When this happens, and only then this child can develop a condition called recurrent respiratory papillomatosis and where they develop HPV-related warts inside their throat or airways.
Often, HPV infection does not cause any noticeable symptoms and health problems either.
In fact, according to the CDC, 90 percent (9 out of 10) of HPV infections go away on their own within two years. However, because the virus is still in a person’s body during this time, and at the same time that person may unknowingly transmit HPV.
Let us tell you that this virus does not go away on its own, and that it can cause serious health problems. These include genital warts as well as warts in the throat (called recurrent respiratory papillomatosis).
Explain that this HPV can cause cervical cancer and genital cancer, and it can also cause other cancers of your head, neck and throat.
Note that the types of HPV that cause warts are different from the types that cause cancer. So, having genital warts does not mean that HPV is caused and that you will get cancer.
It should be noted that cancers caused by HPV often do not show symptoms until the cancer is in the later stages of development. Routine screening can help diagnose HPV-related health problems earlier. And at the same time it can improve the outlook as well as increase my chances of survival.
HPV in men
Friends, let us tell you that many men who contract HPV infection do not have any symptoms, although some may develop genital warts. And with that you see your doctor if you notice any unusual bumps and either sores on your penis, scrotum, and either it is anus.
Some strains of HPV can cause cancer of the penis, anus, as well as throat in men. And it may also put some men at higher risk of developing HPV-related cancers, including men who have anal sex and men with weakened immune systems.
Note that the strains of HPV that cause genital warts do not cause cancer. Find out more about HPV infection in men only.
HPV in women
It is estimated that 80 percent of women will contract at least one type of HPV in their lifetime. Like men, many women who get HPV have no symptoms and the infection goes away without any health problems.
Be aware that some women may notice that they have genital warts, and that can appear on the inside of your vagina, in or around the anus, as well as on the cervix or vulva.
Tell your doctor if you notice any unexplained bumps or growths in and around your genital area.
It is to be noted that some strains of HPV can cause cervical cancer and cancer of either the vagina, anus or throat. And along with that, regular check-ups can help detect changes associated with cervical cancer in women. And in addition to that, a DNA test on the cells of your cervix can detect strains of HPV linked to genital cancer.
Let us tell you that the HPV test is different in men and women with this.
The updated guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommend that regardless of the onset of sexual activity, your women should have their first Pap test at age 21 and Either a pap smear should be done.
Let us tell you that these regular Pap tests help in identifying abnormal cells in women. These can indicate cervical cancer and other problems related to either HPV.
Only women aged 21 to 29 should have a Pap test every three years. At the age of 30 to 65, women should do one of the following:
- and so get a pap test every three years
- And you get an HPV test every five years; And at the same time, I will screen it only for high-risk types of HPV (HRHPV).
- Tell that to get both the tests together every five years; This is known as co-testing
- And according to the USPSTF, that preference is given to standalone tests over co-tests.
Note that this is only if you are under 30, and your doctor or gynecologist may request an HPV test only if your Pap result is abnormal.
There are at least 14 strains of HPV that can cause cancer. And also if you have one of these strains, your doctor may want to monitor you for changes in the cervix.
Let us tell you that you may have to get Pap tests done again and again. Your doctor may also request the same follow-up procedure, such as this colposcopy.
Be aware that the cervical changes that lead to cancer often take many years to develop, and HPV infections often go away on their own without causing cancer. You may want to follow a course of watchful waiting instead of treating abnormal or precancerous cells.
It is important to note that the HPV DNA test is only available to diagnose HPV in women so that’s currently not FDA-approve and that test available to the diagnose HPV in men.
According to the CDC, this routine screening for cancers of the anus, throat and either penis in men is not currently recommended.
Be aware that some doctors may do an anal Pap test for men who are at increased risk of developing anal cancer. And with that I include men having anal sex as well as men with HIV.
It should be noted that most cases of HPV go away on their own, so there is no cure for the infection. And friends, instead, your doctor is likely to come back for a second test in a year or so to see if the HPV infection persists and if any cell changes have developed. as well as the one that requires further follow-up action.
Genital warts can be treated and treated with prescription medications, as well as burning with an electric current, or freezing with liquid nitrogen. But, friends and family, getting rid of physical warts does not cure this virus, and along with it these warts can come back.
Explain that it is only through a small procedure that can be done in your doctor’s office that precancerous cells can be removed. And with this, cancer that develops from HPV can be treated with such methods as chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery. And at the same time it can be used, sometimes in many ways.
It should be noted that there is currently no medically supported natural treatment for HPV infection.
It is important to note that regular screening for HPV and cervical cancer is important for identifying, monitoring and treating health problems that result from HPV infection. And it’s only that you explore the treatment options for HPV.
How can you get HPV?
Let us tell you that anyone who has skin-to-skin contact with them is at risk of HPV infection. And other factors that can put someone at risk for HPV infection include:
- It is only that increase in the number of sexual partners.
- unprotected vagina, and this then oral, and this either anal sex
- the same weak immune system
- and that having a sexual partner who has HPV
And friends, if you contract a high-risk type of HPV, certain factors can make the infection more likely to continue and develop into cancer itself:
- Be told that a weak immune system
- and having other STIs, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, as well as herpes simplex
- chronic inflammation
- and having so many children (cervical cancer)
- and using oral contraceptives for a very long time (cervical cancer)
- And that’s the use of tobacco products (cancer of the mouth and or your throat)
- and getting that anal sex (anal cancer)
Let us tell you that this is the easiest way to prevent HPV and that is to use condoms and at the same time have safe sex.
In addition, the Gardasil 9 vaccine is available to prevent genital warts and cancers caused by HPV. And this vaccine can protect against nine types of HPV and those that are known to be associated with cancer and genital warts.
The CDC recommends the HPV vaccine for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 12. In addition, two doses of the vaccine are given at least six months apart. Women between the ages of 15 and 26, as well as men, can get the three-dose vaccine.
Additionally, people aged 27 to 45 who were not previously vaccinated against HPV are now eligible for vaccination with Gardasil.
Friends, to prevent health problems associated with HPV, make sure to get regular health check-ups, check-ups and pap smears done. And friends, read on to know much more about the pros and cons of HPV vaccination as well.
HPV and pregnancy
It should be noted that contracting HPV does not reduce your chances of becoming pregnant. Plus, if you’re pregnant and have HPV, you can delay treatment until after delivery. And friends, though, in some cases, HPV infection can cause complications.
It should be noted that due to hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy, genital warts can increase and along with this, she may also bleed from these warts in some cases. And with that, if the genital warts are widespread, and that they can make vaginal delivery that difficult.
That’s when genital warts block the birth canal, and that’s when a C-section may be the only need.
Note that it is only in rare cases that a woman with HPV can pass it on to her child. And when it happens, a rare but serious condition called recurrent respiratory papillomatosis can occur. In addition, in this situation, children develop HPV-related growths in their airways.
Be aware that cervical changes can still happen during pregnancy, and friends, that’s why you should plan to continue regular screening for cervical cancer and HPV along with it while you’re pregnant. Learn more about HPV as well as that pregnancy.
So this HPV facts and figures Here are some additional facts about HPV infection as well as those statistics:
- The CDC estimates that 79 million Americans have HPV so that’s Mostly of theses peoples are the in their late teens or Early of 20s.
- It is estimated that approximately 14 million people will contract HPV anew each year.
- And with that in the United States, and this HPV causes more than 33,000 cancers in men and women each year.
- And that it is estimated that 95 percent of anal cancers are caused by HPV infection. Mostly of theses are cases that caused by one types of HPV: HPV 16.
- And that the two types of HPV – HPV 16 and 18 – are responsible for at least 70 percent of all cases of cervical cancer. And this is how vaccination can protect against contracting these strains.
- Already in 2006 she was recommended HPV vaccination. And friends, since then, teen girls in the United States have also seen a 64 percent reduction in all strains of HPV they cover with the vaccine.