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What exactly is HPV and how is treated?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: HPV

Hpv is the human papilloma virus that has a causal role in nearly all cervical cancers and in many vulvar, vaginal, penile, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers.
Most hpv infections clear within 1–2 years, but those that persist can progress to precancer or cancer. Prevention of cervical cancer includes cervical cancer screening and hpv vaccination. Transmission can be reduced through condom use.

In brief: HPV

Hpv is the human papilloma virus that has a causal role in nearly all cervical cancers and in many vulvar, vaginal, penile, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers.
Most hpv infections clear within 1–2 years, but those that persist can progress to precancer or cancer. Prevention of cervical cancer includes cervical cancer screening and hpv vaccination. Transmission can be reduced through condom use.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Dr. Matthias Peuster
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Few strains

The hpv vaccine only has the most common strains so it will not protect you or your child against all subtypes.

In brief: Few strains

The hpv vaccine only has the most common strains so it will not protect you or your child against all subtypes.
Dr. Matthias Peuster
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Dr. Walter Kobasa
hpv is a virus ..human papilloma virus... hpv most time no treatment is necessary unless yit causes an abnormal pap, or external warts
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Viral infection

Hpv is a viral infection and there are hundreds of different strains that cause different diseases, that include, cancers of the cervix, penis, anus, oropharynx, and vulva etc.
Other strains casue warts. There is no treatment for infection, though vast majority of the people are able to eliminate the virus on their own. A vaccine is available for young people that prevents cancers and warts.

In brief: Viral infection

Hpv is a viral infection and there are hundreds of different strains that cause different diseases, that include, cancers of the cervix, penis, anus, oropharynx, and vulva etc.
Other strains casue warts. There is no treatment for infection, though vast majority of the people are able to eliminate the virus on their own. A vaccine is available for young people that prevents cancers and warts.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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