What is HPV virus? How many strains are there?

HPV is a human papilloma virus, the most common sexually transmitted disease in the world today. It is very likely that the person will have HPV virus in life but without any signs or symptoms.

1. What is HPV?

HPV is considered the leading cause of Sexually transmitted infections (STIs). There are many different HPV viruses. Not all of them cause serious illness. Some strains of the virus cause acne only in the genitals and anus. Some dangerous strains can penetrate and cause disease inside the genitals and become the cause of cancers in the cervical, and other genitals.

Therefore, depending on the strain of the pathogenic virus, it is possible to get the virus without any signs or symptoms, it is possible to suffer from incurable diseases such as cervical cancer.

2. How does HPV infect?

HPV is sexually transmitted. HPV infection from an infected person can be infected through oral,, and vaginal relations. The disease can be transmitted to healed people even if the person does not have any manifestations or symptoms of the disease.

HPV does not depend on the number of mistresses. Patients can still become infected with HPV even when they have sex with only one person. The risk of infection is higher not only HPV, but also other sexually courses if you have sex with multiple sexual friends.

Symptoms of the disease may not appear immediately. May manifest it only after years of relationship with an infected person. Therefore, it is impossible to determine exactly when the infection was infected.

HPV can also be transmitted from mother to child, but this is very rare.

3. How many categories does HPV have?

Scientists have found more than 100 different strains of HPV virus. Most of them are harmless, do not appear symptoms and cure themselves without treatment.

There are more than 40 strains of HPV virus that can cause genital and disease. Among them are 15 high-risk strains of HPV(strains 16 and 18),which can cause cancer from cervical to cancer and other genitals. Less dangerous strains can cause warts in the feet (especially the palms of the feet), warts in the genitals. In some cases, after having sex with an infected person a few weeks to several months to grow acne.

4. How long does HPV last in the human body?

The virus lasts a lifetime in the patient's body even if the person does not show symptoms or has been treated for symptoms. Usually, the body will fight the virus on its own before health problems can occur. But if it is not resistant, the virus will turn normal cells into abnormalities that cause cancer to the person.

5. What diseases does HPV cause?

In most cases hpv does not appear symptoms of the disease, the patient cured himself without leaving any complications. If infected with dangerous strains, patients may suffer from health problems such as warts, herpes. Acne shapes range from small to large, from protruding or flattening. In addition, patients can also have different types of cancer.

6. Does HPV cause cancer?


Cervical cancer is the most common type of cancer caused by HPV

Cervical cancer is the most common type of cancer caused by HPV. In addition, patients can also suffer from other types of cancer such as vaginal, vaginal, penis and cancers. Some rare cases such as throat cancer may also occur.

Cancer is often detected after years to decades of living with HPV. There is no way to know if a person infected with HPV is likely to get cancer.

HPV is also very difficult to completely eradicate in immuno-impaired people (including those with HIV/AIDS). Therefore, in addition to the effects of HPV, they may also have other health problems.

If you are pregnant and infected with HPV, you may have genital acne or abnormal cell changes in the uterus. Abnormal cell changes can be found during routine cervical cancer screening. Pregnant women should be periodically screening for cervical cancer even during pregnancy.

7. How to not get HPV?

Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent diseases today. Vaccines are given to people between the ages of 11 and 26.

  • For women: Vaccines are given to girls aged 11-12 years but can also be used for 26-year-old women who have not been vaccinated or have not received enough doses of vaccine at an early age.
  • For men: Vaccines are given to boys aged 11-12 and can also be used for 21-year-old men if they have not been vaccinated or have not received enough doses of vaccine at an early age. Vaccines are also recommended for 26-year-old men if they have a same-sex relationship or a poor immune system.

Safe sex is also a way to prevent disease. Using condoms properly can reduce the risk of HPV infection. However, HPV can also enter the genitals in areas where condoms cannot be covered. This can reduce the risk of disease but cannot be radicalized.

Maintain a single-husband relationship. Healthy relationships and minimize sexual relationships are a good way to prevent HPV.

8. Is HPV treatable?

Currently, medicine has not found a cure for this disease thoroughly. Symptoms of the disease can only be reduced or lost such as:

  • Acne at the genitals or 3 3 30s: the disease can be cured with prescriptions that your doctor prescribes to you. The most necessary thing is to clearly explain the symptoms that we are suffering from.
  • Pre-cervical cancer: Pap test and check-up periodically.
  • Other cancers: also better treated if the disease is detected early. There is no other way but to have a health check-up periodically and do the necessary tests for the diagnosis of the disease.


Cervical cancer is the most common cancer caused by HPV

9. How can HPV be detected?

There is no test that determines the level of HPV infection of an infected person, but only the HPV test for cervical cancer screening. The test should be carried out only in females over 30 years of age. Women may know the disease if there are abnormal Pap test results. Many people only know when serious symptoms occur.

Currently, Share99 International Health Hub has been effectively implementing a gynecologic cancer screening package to help customers be examined, perform tests for health checks and prevent disease detection in a timely manner.

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Giới thiệu: Bo Yong

I'm the founder and owner of Thank Your Eyes. I have been nearsighted since I was a child, so I had eye surgery with LASIK method but it was damaged so I had to undergo additional surgery. Fortunately, this time my eyes were clear again. With this blog, I want to share my experiences with anyone who is having eye problems and wants to have healthy eyes.

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