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  • 1. HPV Human Papillomavirus By: Mary Ann Springer Alexandra HellerWednesday, December 15, 2010
  • 2. What is HPV? • HPV is one of the most common STIs. • HPV is a STI that has 40 different types, ranging from mild to severe past on through sexual contact or sexual acts. • Some, but not all, can cause genital warts, penile, anal and cervical cancer. • In rare cases certain types of HPV can cause cancer of the neck and head.Wednesday, December 15, 2010
  • 3. Statistics of HPV • In 90% of cases the bodies natural immune system clears it within 2 years. • Every day 30 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer due to HPV.Wednesday, December 15, 2010
  • 4. Symptoms of Genital Warts • Can appear as small bumps or group of bumps in the genital area. • Warts may appear weeks or months after sexual interaction. • The treatment for genital warts can include creams and removal by cutting, freezing, or burning the warts. • Even after treatment 25% of cases come back within 3 months, due to the virus still being present in the body.Wednesday, December 15, 2010
  • 5. Symptoms of penile, anal, and cervical cancer. (Some times there are no signs or symptoms for these cancers until its quite advanced) • Penile • Anal • Cervical • First signs: changes in • Signs can include: anal • Cervical cancer is hard color, skin thickening, bleeding, pain, itching or to detect unless one or build of tissue on discharge. receives a Pap Smear the penis by there Doctor. • Swollen lymph nodes in • Later signs: a growth or the anal or groin (for • If the Pap Smear results sore on the penis, males) area are also come back abnormal usually painless but in signs of anal cancer. then one should go to a some cases the sore Gynecologist so they may be painful and bleed • Another symptom to can inspect it further. look for is change in ones bowel habits or • Only certain types of the shape of ones stool. • Only certain types of HPV can cause cervical HPV can cause Penile cancer. cancer. • Only certain types of HPV can cause anal cancer.Wednesday, December 15, 2010
  • 6. Symptoms of head and neck cancer • Symptoms include: constant throat or ear pain, constant coughing, pain or trouble swallowing or breathing, weight loss, lump or masses in the neck, or hoarseness or voice changes that last more than 2 weeks.Wednesday, December 15, 2010
  • 7. Treatment for various symptoms of HPV • Anal and penile cancers can be treated with surgery, radiation therapy, and chemo therapy. • The treatment for genital warts can include creams and removal by cutting, freezing, or burning the warts.Wednesday, December 15, 2010
  • 8. Prevention • Not having sexual intercourse is the safest way to prevent HPV. • There are two types of vaccines available to protect females and males against the types of HPV that causes cervical cancers and most genital warts. • Cervarix and Gardasil are the two vaccines that are given in three doses to give the most protection. It is advised to receive these vaccines at a young age before sexual activity begins. • It’s important to monitor and know your partners sexual history, even though it may be difficult. • Condoms may lower the risk of HPV prevention but HPV can infect areas not covered by a condom.Wednesday, December 15, 2010
  • 9. What trends exist with the occurrence of HPV? • Once discovering the infection people become scared and nervous based on lack of education on infection. • Caught at an early age on should not be so fearful dude to the ability for it to be treated.Wednesday, December 15, 2010
  • 10. High risk groups • Young people are at high risk for HPV due to having many sexual partners. • Poor people are as well a high risk group dude to their lack of education with regards to prevention and treatment of HPV.Wednesday, December 15, 2010
  • 11. Overall bad news • If one experiences symptoms of HPV there may be irritation and discomfort. • If ones HPV has reached a severe stage it may not be curable.Wednesday, December 15, 2010
  • 12. Overall good news • Most HPV types are curable if caught at an early stage. • And if not caught at an early stage there are still possible treatments.Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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