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HPV disease

Recent data show that every year the number of people with HPV disease increases. HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) is one of the most widespread infections all over the world. There are many HPV types and some of them may be transmitted through sexual contacts and affect male and female genital area, including penis, vulva, vagina, cervix, anus and rectum. In most people infected by HPV there is no visible symptoms and infection go away on its own.  

HPV causes different conditions of skin and mucosa, for example, warts, dysplasia and, in some cases, cancer. Warts are the most common HPV disease. They appear on different parts of the body as skin growths which may vary in size, shape and color. Warts are usually not very dangerous for health and cause only cosmetic and psychological discomfort. There are a lot of effective treatments for warts, but only a health care provider can determine an appropriate method in each case. 

Genital HPV infection is very common among sexually active people. HPV is a highly contagious virus, and it is transmitted in more than 50% of cases of sexual contacts with an infected partner. In women genital HPV infection often affects vaginal walls and cervix, causing abnormal cell changes. In general, there are two main types of HPV-induced lesions: genital warts (condylomas) and cervical dysplasia. The most dangerous HPV disease is cervical cancer, which develops from cervical dysplasia. It was found that more than 90% of cervical malignancies are associated with HPV. 

HPV disease usually occurs if there are some problems with the immune system. Normally, the body’s immune protective mechanisms suppress viral activity and don’t let the virus reproduce itself. That is why most people don’t have any signs of HPV infection. But when the immune system is impaired, the HPV activity increases, the virus damages cell structures and infects more and more cells. It leads to cellular changes which may develop and cause abnormal tissue growth.

There are many ways to treat HPV-induced diseases, including destructive, chemical and drug therapy. HPV disease is difficult to cure since even if external virus-induced lesions are removed, the virus remains in the body and is able to trigger new lesions. The treatment of HPV disease should include measures to inhibit virus replication and, at the same time, stimulate local immunity.

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Dr. Joe Glickman, Jr., M.D.

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