The Human Papillomavirus Virus Is A Type Of Virus That Causes Cervical Cancer

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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 cancers or genital warts. It’s estimated that about 79 million people in the United States are affected by HPV the virus at some point in their life. About 14 million people become newly infected each year. HPV is so common that most sexually-active men and women will get at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives. Before HPV vaccines were introduced, roughly 340,000 to 360,000 women and men were affected by genital warts caused by HPV every year. Also, about one in 100 sexually active adults in the U.S. have genital warts at any given time. (CDC-INFO Contact Center, 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636), 1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30329-4027 USA).

There are many ways to prevent the HPV virus and the first one I’m going to talk…

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