Human Papillomavirus

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Human Papillomavirus Infection
Lexy Crawford
Microbiology 2420
Mr. Hudson

The Human Papillomavirus Virus is a type of virus that causes cervical cancer through sexual transmission, but there is little evidence that infection can be avoided by behavioral change, such as condom use. Vaccines against HPV infection are likely to have high effects. The effectiveness of HPV vaccination as a strategy for cervical cancer control. Finally, projections of the number of cases of cervical cancer following the introduction of mass vaccination are given for developed and developing countries. (F.X Bosch, M.M Manos, N Munoz, M Sherman, A.M Jansen, J Peto, M.H Schiffman, V Moreno, R Kurman, K.V Shah)
HPV affects both women and men the same it can cause
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Without thought of what’s really happening young adolescence are preforming sex acts that could potentially put them at risk for developing HPV. Sex before getting this vaccine puts one at a higher risk than that of one who has had the vaccine. Yet, waiting to have sex is the most affective form of prevention of HPV. “That is the only 100 percent effective way to prevent HPV transmission is abstinence from any sexual contact, including oral, anal, and vaginal sex. However, for most adults, complete abstinence is not a realistic option”, says Maria Trent, MD, a specialist in reproductive health at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. With that being said if one decides not to wait for marriage to have sex then the next thing would be limit the number of persons that you are involved with sexually. Having multiple sex partner makes the exposer to HPV greater then those of someone in a monogamous relationship. Men that are gay and or bisexual are more likely to becoming infected with HPV because they tend to have multiple sex partners with unprotected sex. Although, condoms don’t fully protect against HPV it along with the vaccine is the best option for anyone who is or may be sexually active. Studies have been found that people in the LGBT Community (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) have no idea what HPV is or how one might get …show more content…
This allows for early treatment which results in better outcomes. Screening has reduced both the number and deaths from cervical cancer in the developed world. Warts can be removed by freezing (Human papillomavirus infection, n.d.) Trent also says that the Pap test is now emerging as an important screening test for men at risk for anal lesions. Men at risk include gay, bisexual men, and HIV-positive people. All women over age 21 should be getting routine Pap testing. Because women are supposed to start getting Pap test at age 21 teens that are sexually active are more vulnerable due to them being too young for the test. They could have the virus and not even know because they haven’t been tested for it. Research shows that the risk of HPV in men is lowered when they are circumcised. The risk for infecting their female sexual partners is also lower. There are more than 50 subtypes of HPV that are associated with cervical, penile, and other cancers, such as head and neck cancers, so by protecting yourself and your partner from the spread of HPV, you could also be protecting both of you from some forms of cancer. (Everyday Health, Inc. is a digital media company which owns websites and produces content relating to health and wellness). Nutritional status may be an important cofactor,

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