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what is hpv?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
HPV: Human papilloma virus. The cause of genital warts and the cause for cervical cancer.
Answered on Nov 17, 2017
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Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
HPV: Over 120 different types of hpv. Different types infect different parts of body. Most are harmless, easily treatable and not precancerous. Some produce warts that are easily seen and others growths that are nearly invisible. Types 16 and 18 account for vast majority of cervical cancers. Type 16 has been linked to oral cancer. Contact spreads the virus.Sexual contact spreads types 16, 18 and others.
Answered on Sep 7, 2012
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Group Of Viruses: HPV stands for Human Pappiloma Virus which is a group of Viruses that are responsible to cause Cancer of Cevix in women and Cancer of Anus and mouth in both sexes.It usully transmitted by Sexual intercourse,vaginal,anal and oral sex It is preventable by HPV Vaccine
Answered on Apr 6, 2015

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