Advanced Health Conditions

HPV

  • 8-12-2009
  • Categorized in: H

 

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Overview:

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease that attacks the skin and mucus membranes.  There are many types of HPVs.  Some of the forms of HPV cause genital warts, but most of HPVs do not show any symptoms.  It is estimated that 75% of all women will get a form of HPV.  HPV can cause cervical cancer.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Causes:

HPV is acquired through vaginal, oral, or anal sex or genital to genital contact.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Symptoms:

Most people who have HPV do not show any symptoms.  HPV can cause cell mutation in the cervix, vulva, anus, or penis.  Genital warts are a symptom of HPV.  Genital warts look swollen, soft, and red.  The areas afflicted can become itchy.  There can be one or many warts and they can be flat or form above the skin.