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What should I know about HPV infections?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Cancer risk.

The association between hpv and cervical cancer is 30 times stronger than that between cigarettes and lung cancer.
Up to 70% of women will acquire hpv in their twenties but 95% of them will clear the virus in a few years. You need persistent hpv infection, over 5 to 10 years before developing cervical cancer. Periodic pap smears are excellent at detecting cervical cancer.

In brief: Cancer risk.

The association between hpv and cervical cancer is 30 times stronger than that between cigarettes and lung cancer.
Up to 70% of women will acquire hpv in their twenties but 95% of them will clear the virus in a few years. You need persistent hpv infection, over 5 to 10 years before developing cervical cancer. Periodic pap smears are excellent at detecting cervical cancer.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Its not nice

Hpv directly causes at least 50% of all vaginal and vulvar cancers, as well as all cerivical cancers, much of anal cancers, 70% of head-and-neck cancers and most non-melanoma skin cancers amongst other problems! that's a ton of cancers from one virus! it also causes genital warts.
Luckily 80-90% of people 'clear' the infection, but many don't. Hpv is not nice and causes a lot of bad things, period.

In brief: Its not nice

Hpv directly causes at least 50% of all vaginal and vulvar cancers, as well as all cerivical cancers, much of anal cancers, 70% of head-and-neck cancers and most non-melanoma skin cancers amongst other problems! that's a ton of cancers from one virus! it also causes genital warts.
Luckily 80-90% of people 'clear' the infection, but many don't. Hpv is not nice and causes a lot of bad things, period.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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