Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Infection with one of the 30 human papillomavirus (HPV) types that infect the genital epithelium is very common, although most of these infections are asymptomatic. The most common virus type was HPV 16, followed by 6 and 11. The most usual manifestation of HPV infection, when one occurs, is genital warts. Indeed, genital warts are the most common symptomatic STI. They are usually caused by HPV types 6 and 11 and develop in about half the women infected with these types. There’s no cure for HPV. But there’s a lot you can do to keep HPV from having a negative impact on your health. There are vaccines that can help protect you from ever getting certain types of HPV. Genital warts can be removed by your nurse or doctor. High-risk HPV can usually be easily treated before it turns into cancer, which is why regular Pap/HPV tests are so important. While condoms and dental dams don’t offer perfect protection, they can help lower your chances of getting HPV.
- Track 1-1 Genital Warts
- Track 2-2 Opportunistic Cancer
- Track 3-3 Genital HPV infection
- Track 4-4 Low risk HPV (Type 6 and 11)
- Track 5-5 High risk HPV (Type 16 and 18)
- Track 6-6 Regular Pap/HPV tests