URL of this page: http://freefacebookcredits2012.info/hpv.html

HPV

Also called: Human papillomavirus

Summary

Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are a group of related viruses. They can cause warts on different parts of your body. There are more than 200 types. About 40 of those types affect the genitals. They are spread through sexual contact with an infected partner. Some of those can put you at risk for cancer.

There are two categories of sexually-transmitted HPV. Low-risk HPV can cause genital warts. High-risk HPV can cause various cancers:

HPV infections are the most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States. Anyone who has ever been sexually active can get HPV, but you are more likely to get it if you have had many sex partners or have had sex with someone who has had many partners. Because it is so common, most people get HPV infections shortly after becoming sexually active for the first time.

Some people develop genital warts from HPV infection, but others have no symptoms. Most high-risk HPV infections go away within 1 to 2 years and do not cause cancer. Some HPV infections, however, can persist for many years. Those infections can lead to cell changes that, if not treated, may become cancerous.

In women, Pap tests can detect changes in the cervix that might lead to cancer. Pap tests, along with HPV tests, are used in cervical cancer screening.

Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not completely eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading HPV. Vaccines can protect against several types of HPV, including some that can cause cancer.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Start Here

  • Easy-to-Read (Food and Drug Administration) Also in
  • (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute) Also in

Symptoms

  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Diagnosis and Tests

  • (American Cancer Society)
  • (American Association for Clinical Chemistry)
  • (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Prevention and Risk Factors

  • Infographic (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - PDF
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - PDF
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - PDF
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Also in
  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute) Also in

Related Issues

  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Specifics

  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute) Also in
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Also in
  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders)

Videos and Tutorials

  • Video (Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases)

Statistics and Research

  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Also in
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Clinical Trials

  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)
  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)

Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)

Find an Expert

  • Also in
  • From the National Institutes of Health Also in
  • From the National Institutes of Health

Teenagers

  • (Nemours Foundation)

Men

  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Also in

Women

  • (Organization of Teratology Information Specialists) - PDF Also in

Patient Handouts

  • Cervical cancer -- screening and prevention (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - PDF Also in
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - PDF
  • HPV DNA test (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
  • HPV vaccine (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - PDF
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - PDF
  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute) Also in
примоболан

adquirir levitra online

dapoxetin