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HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) 

HPV is a group of papillomavirus, it can occur in both men and women.

Signs and symptoms:

The papilloma virus is presented as:

  • Lesions of the mucous membranes and skin diseases.
  • Cervical lesions (codilomi).
  • Discomfort intimate.
  • Although this virus usually heals itself, there are cases in which, if neglected for many years, may develop into tumors.
  • In men no symptoms.Get Free Consultation

How is it transmitted?

More than 40 types of the virus are transmitted by sexually activity and saliva (kissing).

How to cure?

In general there is no cure for HPV. They try to remove by laser surgery, but it can occur again later in life.

 What is HPV test?

The HPV test is a diagnostic tool that allows you to check if there are changes in the cervical cells even before they are visible to the Pap test.

During testing we proceed with the removal of cells from the cervix, just as with the Pap test. The sample is immersed in a liquid and then sent to a laboratory for analysis. The test should not be done if it is in place the menstrual cycle or if you are using ova or douching.

HPV vaccine:

The best prevention against this disease is the vaccine papilloma virus. This is not a mandatory vaccination. The vaccine has been proven very effective to also combat genital warts. The efficacy is 100% when administered to young people who are not yet sexually active, the HPV vaccine is given in 3 shots. The second shot is given 1 or 2 months after the first shot. Then a third shot is given 6 months after the first shot. 

Vaccination is the approved public health intervention for reducing the risk of developing HPV-associated cancers at sites other than the cervix. The combination of HPV vaccination and cervical screening can provide the greatest protection against cervical cancer. It is important that as many people as possible get vaccinated.

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