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HPV STD

According the recent data, the number of persons with HPV STD enlarges yearly. HPV is considered to be one of the most prevalent infections all over the world. There are about 100 HPV types and some of them are spread by sexual intercourse and infect male and female genital organs: penis, vulva, vagina, cervix, anus and rectum. Most HPV-infected people have no external symptoms and the infection disappears on its own. 

HPV triggers numerous diseases of skin and mucosa, for example, different kinds of warts, dysplasia and, in some cases, malignant lesions. Genital warts (condylomas) are the most common HPV STD. They occur on genital organs as epithelial growths and may vary in shape, size, and color. Usually condylomas are not very harmful for the health and cause only psychological and cosmetic discomfort. Nowadays many effective treatments for genital warts are available, but only a medical specialist can determine an adequate method in each case. 

The prevalence of genital HPV infection among sexually active people is great. HPV is considered to be a very contagious virus and the probability of transmission during a sexual intercourse with an infected partner is more than 50%. In women, condylomas are considered the most prevalent HPV STD. Also, genital HPV infection can be the cause of cervical dysplasia which may lead to cervical cancer if not treated for a long period. HPV has been found to be associated with cervical cancer in more than 90% of cases. 

HPV STD usually appears if the immune system is weakened by some factors. Normally, the activity of the virus is suppressed by the immune defense and the virus can’t reproduce itself. For this reason, there are no signs of HPV infection in most people. However, the weakness of immune system leads to an increase of the HPV activity. In this case, the virus damages cell structures more easily and causes cellular changes that may develop and generate tissue abnormal growth.

There are different ways to treat HPV-related conditions, including surgical methods and pharmacotherapy. It is hard to treat diseases caused by HPV, since even after the removal of visible virus-induced lesions the virus may remain in the body and trigger new lesions. It is important that HPV STD treatment includes measures to suppress virus reproduction and reinforce local immunity.

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

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