Essay On Hpv

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Human Papillomavirus Human Pappilomavirus, more commonly known as HPV, is a group of over one hundred and fifty viruses. It is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Almost all sexually active men and women will contract HPV at some point in their life. It infects the genitals of men and women, can cause warts and cancer. Cervical cancer is generally associated with HPV. There is no cure or treatment but it can be prevented in the event that one was to contract the virus.
Contracting HPV
HPV is spread through sexual contact with someone who has the virus. Oral, anal and vaginal sex put you at risk of contracting the virus. Having multiple sex partners, who have multiple sex partners increases your risks. Contagious warts that can
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There are more than 3 million cases in the United States every year. There is no treatment, the body normally rids itself of the infection over the course of
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a few years and was found in research that almost ninety percent of women infected show no trace of the virus after two years.
HPV Prevention
Although there is no cure for Human Papillomavirus currently, there are ways to prevent it. One way is to use condom, although it may not be one hundred percent effective due to the condoms leaving exposed areas, it greatly decreases the risks of getting the virus. There are also vaccinations. Cervarix, Gardasil, and Gardasil-9 are used reduce the spread of the HPV virus.
Typically being vaccinated consists of a series of three shots that one must receive over six months. It is extremely important to get all three doses in order to be effectively protected against the virus. It is highly recommended to get boys and girls vaccinated between the ages of eleven and twelve years old. It is also suggested that men aged up to 21 and women up to 26 to get the vaccine if it was not received when they were younger. Bisexual/ gay men as well as anyone living with HIV and AIDs are recommended to be vaccinated as well if hadn’t

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