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Human papillomavirus HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is considered to be one of the most important sexually transmitted diseases. At the same time, this infection may be spread not only through sexual intercourse, but also by any direct contact with an infected person. The symptoms of the infection occur rarely, or sometimes several months after the exposure to virus. Very often genital HPV infection shows itself as skin growths in the genital area, called condyloma accuminata. 

Theoretically, human papillomavirus (HPV) associated lesions may occur anywhere on the body. HPV can be transmitted through oral sex, but oral lesions caused by HPV are relatively rare due to a strong immune protection against infections in the oral cavity. At the same time, the larynx is less protected by the immune system, and people with oral HPV infection may develop laryngeal papillomatosis, i.e., warts in the throat, a very serious condition. 

Some types of human papillomavirus (HPV) are considered to be high risk types. It means that the infection with these types increase the risk of cervical cancer. However, it does not signify that it will necessarily cause cancer. HPV-infected women should more frequently undergo pelvic examination in order to detect possible HPV-related problems. It gives an opportunity to begin the necessary treatment in time and to prevent the development of serious diseases. 

The diagnosis of human papillomavirus (HPV) is more common among women. Women more often have medical check-ups and they are more likely to develop signs and symptoms than men. But if a woman has been diagnosed with human papillomavirus, it is strongly recommended that her sexual partner also undergo medical examination. Cancer of the penis is one more possible consequence of human papillomavirus infection. Men should see an urologist or a dermatologist to be examined for the presence of human papillomavirus.

An appropriate treatment of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection may be defined only by a specialist after all necessary tests are done. External HPV-related lesions may be removed by surgical methods. It is important that HPV-infected patients receive an antiviral treatment, because even after the removal of visible lesions the virus may stay in the body and cause new lesions. It was also found out that the use of immune system boosters in patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) provides a higher efficacy rate of treatment.

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

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