What is HPV virus?

HPV. Hpv is the most common sexually transmitted disease affecting up to 70% of the population. Although most infections resolve on their own it can lead to genital warts, abnormal pap smears and cancers of the cervix, vagina, anus, rectum, vulva, penis and throat.
The big family. HPV is actually a large family of different DNA virus strains of which more than a dozen cause problems with humans.The common wart is caused by one strain,but the ones that get the most attention now infect the genitals.There are at least 7 genital strains associated with cancer and 2 associated with genital (nor regular) warts.There are vaccines that help you avoid these if taken before exposure.

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What happens if the HPV virus causes cervical cancer 99% of the time, what causes it the other 1%?

HPV about 80% HPV is responsible for about 80% of the cancers. There are other carcinogenic stimuli in the genes and environment. Alcohol and tobacco are two known carcinogens. Other chronic infections of the cervix may also contribute. Read more...

What are human papilloma viruses (hpv)?

DNA viruses. Hpvs are dna viruses that can cause warts, premalignancy / dysplasia, and cancers in people. Some strains are associated with skin infections and cause warts only (like warts on feet and fingers). Other strains are more commonly seen on the genitals (cervix, vagina, penis, anus, etc...) and can be spread by sexual contact. The pap test and hpv dna tests and biopsies are used to diagnose hpv. Read more...

What happens if an HPV virus is found inside the penis and urethra, what is the treatment my urologist should recommend?

Here are ... If wart is seen and confirmed at urethral meatus, I would get rid of it and see. In 4 weeks, take a look at the treated site; then, I may take a look into the distal part of urethra with a small scope (rarely needed) to assure no lesion. If lesion is seen, intraurethral application of 5-FU cream gingerly as instructed may be tried, not without a price, i.e., side effects. For details, ask Doc ... Read more...