What is it?????<br /><ul><li> Human Papillomavirus also known as HPV is a very common sexually transmitted disease.
There are about a 100 different types but only 40 can cause cancer.</li></li></ul><li>The 2 different types are:<br />Low- Risk<br />High-Risk<br /><ul><li>Most HPV infections have no harmful effect at all.
In 90% of cases, the body’s immune system clears HPV naturally within 2 yrs.</li></ul>HOWEVER!!!!!!..... <br />Sometimes ourimmune system is not so strong <br /> and…<br /><ul><li> There are cell changes which can lead to…
Head & Throat cancer</li></li></ul><li>How is it transmitted?<br />You don’t have to actually have sex to get infected!!!!<br />Easily spread by skin-to-skin contact.<br />Most often is passed during vaginal and anal sex.<br />Can be passed on between straight and same sex partners, even when there are no symptoms.<br />
Symptoms:<br />Lets remember that this disease can usually go undetected.<br /> However, if there are symptoms….<br /><ul><li>It’s usually a small pump or groups of pumps in the genital area.
They can be small/large. Raised/ Flat. </li></li></ul><li>Treatment options?<br />Unfortunately there is no cure for HPV.<br />BUT there are treatments for the health problems that HPV can cause.<br />For example….<br />Genital Warts can be cut, freeze or burn<br />Cervical & other cancers can be prevented with the HPV vaccine.<br />
GOOD NEWS<br />BAD NEWS<br />Warts are usually painless and not a serious problem.<br />The body fights off HPV naturally & infected cells go back to normal.<br />There are ways to prevent HPV.<br />You can be infected without even knowing it.<br />HPV viruses are associated with almost ALL cases of cervical cancer.<br />50% of men and women get infected with HPV at some point in their lives.<br />There is no cure for HPV.<br />Males can’t get screened for HPV.<br />
HOW TO PREVENT IT!!!<br />Get the HPV vaccine!!!!<br />Use condoms, which can reduce the chances of getting infected.<br />If you are a woman , you should get Pap tests regularly.<br />
IT’S VERY IMPORTANT…<br />TO KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU MIGHT BE INFECTED WITHOUT KNOWIN IT.<br />THEREFORE…<br /><ul><li>YOU HAVE TO BE VERY CAUTIOUS ABOUT THE PEOPLE YOU HAVE SEX WITH.
ALWAYS USE SOME TYPE OF PROTECTION, SUCH AS CONDOMS.