HPV: Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

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HPV (Human papillomavirus) is a sexually transmitted infection which is very common in most sexually active men and women.
Over 15 million individuals are diagnosed with the infection each and every year in the United States only.

According to a report, in the United States, thousands of women and men suffer cancer every year which apparently is as a result of HPV.
Some HPVs causes certain type cancers and others bring about genital warts.
HPV can be prevented with vaccines.
Anyone who is sexually active can contract the virus because it is mainly transmitted through sexual intercourse.


Symptoms
Warts on the genitals, the feet, or the hands.
Some can cause cancers.

Causes
1. If you have a higher number of intimate partners.
2. Having sex with someone who has had several intimate partners
3. A weakened immune system.
4. Coming into contact with warts caused by HPV.
5. Parents having the infection can pass it onto an infant during birth.

Prevention
1. Taking the HPV vaccine.
2. Abstaining from sex.
3. Engaging in safe sex only.
4. Sticking to monogamous sexual relationship.
5. Avoiding sexual intercourse with a person who has genital warts.


Treatment
There is no cure for HPV but its symptoms can be controlled.
Some HPV infections resolve themselves in a certain range of time.