Hpv The Human Papilliomavirus

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Priscilla Torres English 112 Dr. Melvile November 28 2011 The Human Papilliomavirus The Human Papilliomavirus which is known as HPV is a sexually transmitted disease. It affects the body in different ways and it may come in different types. There are over 200 of viruses which are usually passed through sexual contact ("HPV Symptoms and Tests"). Some are also transmitted by skin to skin contact which are vaginal, anal and oral sex with someone who already is infected with the virus. According to CDC kissing or touching a partner’s genitals with the mouth can also transmit the virus. Most of the HPV infections won’t have any visible symptoms. Some might even go away by itself. If you get an HPV signs may take weeks, months, and even years to appear visibly ("center for disease control and prevention (CDC).") . HPV is a risk for cancer but not all viruses cause cancer. In women an HPV can cause Cervical Cancer, which is very common ("cervical cancer"). Cervical cancer is a tumor of the cervix. The cervix is a part of the uterus which is also the womb. According to cervical cancer article there may not be any symptoms for early cervical cancer. The symptoms that may occur include abnormal vaginal bleeding between periods, after intercourse, or after menopause, any bleeding after menopause, continuous vaginal discharge, which may be pale, watery, pink, brown, bloody, or foul-smelling, and periods become heavier and last longer than usual ("cervical cancer"). The Viruses that don’t go away are the ones that have a high risk for Cervical Cancer. Treatments for cervical cancer depends upon many factors which are the stage of the cancer, the size and shape of the tumor, the woman’s age and general health and her desire to have children in the future. There are many vaccines to protect people, mostly women, from the Human Papillomavirus.

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