HPV (human papillomavirus) is named for the warts papillomas which usually cause no symptoms and may go away on their own but can cause a serious case of illness. HPV is responsible for many types of illness including:
· Cervical Cancer
· Genital Warts
· Penile Cancer
· Oropharyngeal Cancer
· Vulva Cancer
This type of virus causes abnormal changes in the cell of the cervix and other genital areas that can lead to cancer. Human papillomavirus can be mild or can lead to serious damage but HPV treatment is already available for use.
How is HPV transmitted?
HPV is a sexually-transmitted disease that is spread through contact with a person’s infected genitals, fluid, or mucus and can also be passed through oral sex and intercourse. Since this sexually-transmitted disease may show no symptoms, you and your partner may not know if the virus has already spread. You are more likely to get this virus if you have sex with many partners.
How Can HPV be prevented?
It is best to know whether or not you have HPV. You can have you and your partner examined by your gynecologist and discuss the HPV treatment. They will most likely talk to you about genital wart remover or provide you with a WartCream. Vaccines for HPV are available to reduce the virus from spreading. If you want to be sure, the safest thing you can do to prevent HPV infection is to hold back yourself from having sexual intercourse. If you want to avoid having the HPV, you are preventing the risk of having cancer. These are the other ways to prevent or reduce yourself and your sexual partner from having HPV:
- Talk to your partner about having safe sex.
It is important that you and your partner discuss having proper hygiene to prevent from catching any other diseases. You can use condoms to decrease the transmission of HPV but keep in mind, HPV is not transmitted alone by bodily fluids, but if the exposed area may come in contact near the genitals, you will still get the virus.