Tag: HPV

Birth controls

Birth controls

If you are sexually active but do not yet want to start a family, it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the birth controls that are available to you. Birth controls are also known as contraception and their main aim in women is to stop you from becoming pregnant, or for men to [...]

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Are HIV symptoms in women likely to be different?

Are HIV symptoms in women likely to be different?

Symptoms of the HIV infection not only differ between men and women but also from individual to individual – and, in the early stages, may be extremely vague and easily mistaken for another medical condition entirely. Many of the variation of HIV symptoms in women are due to the biological differences between the sexes. Pap [...]

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HPV in men

HPV in men

Most of the available information surrounding the Human Papillomavirus is concerned with its effect on women – this is largely due to the role HPV plays in the development of cervical cancer. However, hpv infection in men can cause health problems for them as well as their partners which makes it essential that men understand [...]

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All you need to know about HPVin women

All you need to know about HPVin women

There has been a great deal of publicity recently concerning the Human Papillomavirus and the sometimes devastating effects it can have on women. The Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, is known to be a risk factor in the development of cervical cancer – studies also show it plays a role in the development of anal cancer, [...]

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Recognising HPVsymptoms

Recognising HPVsymptoms

Many infections of the Human Papillomavirus produce no symptoms at all – particularly in the early stages. However symptoms may well appear some time after the initial infection and it is possible to infect others even in the absence of HPVsymptoms. There are over one hundred strains of the HPV infection – the presence of [...]

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Is an HPV test necessary if I have a smear test?

Is an HPV test necessary if I have a smear test?

The HPV test is reported to be extremely reliable when carried out in addition to a Pap smear test; it is also thought to be more sensitive when detecting any potential abnormalities. The HPV test is not yet regularly carried out along with the Pap smear – despite the limits of the Pap and the [...]

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Who should get the HPV vaccine?

Who should get the HPV vaccine?

The HPV vaccine, announced in 2006, has been hailed as a vaccine against cervical cancer. In fact the vaccine affords protection against four (of the one hundred) strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) – this virus is implicated in 70% of cervical cancer cases and is the most commonly sexually transmitted disease in the US. [...]

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HPV virus – consequences of infection

HPV virus – consequences of infection

The HPV virus has had acres of coverage in the press in recent times. HPV stands for human papillomavirus and is an incurable virus that may well have devastating consequences for those infected with it. Whilst much of the education around the HPV virus has been targeted at women it is now known that men [...]

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Genital Warts in Men

Genital Warts in Men

Genital warts are small, fleshy, pinkish-white growths that affect both men and women. They are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), which affects 20 million Americans. Almost 5.5 million new cases of HPV infections are detected each year. Considerations There are more than 100 different types of HPV in the world. About one-third of [...]

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Cervical cancer symptoms and risk factors

Cervical cancer symptoms and risk factors

Cervical cancer is a notoriously difficult cancer to diagnose – by the time it is detected it can be too late. Cervical cancer symptoms are notoriously difficult to detect, particularly in the early stages of the disease. This makes screening for the disease particularly important, especially for women who are sexually active. Cervical cancer is [...]

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Cervical cancer and screening

Cervical cancer and screening

Recent changes in the recommendations concerning the frequency of screening procedures for cervical cancer mean that women may longer be required to undergo an annual Pap smear test. Pap smear tests are intended to screen women, who show no symptoms, for the early signs of cervical cancer. Despite the reduction in deaths from cancer of [...]

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The Hidden Disease That Causes Many Kinds Of Cancers

The Hidden Disease That Causes Many Kinds Of Cancers

HPV16 is the primary cause of cervical cancer and, with the help of screening tools, the disease can be detected in its early stages and the woman can start treatments. HPV (or Human Papilloma Virus) is a very common disease with more than 20 million Americans infected with HPV16. Each year, there are roughly 5.5 [...]

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How to Identify and Deal with Genital Warts

How to Identify and Deal with Genital Warts

Genital warts are an STI (sexually transmitted infection) which may appear on the vagina, urethra, vulva, penis, and in and around the anus. These warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and this infection is quite common. Most patients show no symptoms of genital warts. In women the warts can spread to the [...]

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Removing Plantar Warts

Removing Plantar Warts

Ever notice a painful, calloused area on your foot? This could be a sign of plantar warts which are caused by a strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Plantar warts can sometimes be difficult to notice because unlike any warts, they often grow inward instead of outward. This means that people may feel an odd [...]

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Rise in oral HPV cases

Rise in oral HPV cases

HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause many types of cancer, including cancer of the mouth and throat. A recent study has shown an increase in the numbers of people with the oral version of the Human Papillomavirus. Research involved 5,000 volunteers who provided a sample of their saliva and completed a questionnaire [...]

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Human Papilloma Virus 16 and Cervical Cancer

Human Papilloma Virus 16 and Cervical Cancer

Human papilloma virus 16, or HPV 16, is one of the most common sexually transmitted viruses in the United States. It causes genital neoplasias, which may develop into genital cancers. Epidemiology With about 20 million known cases and 5.5 million new cases each year, HPV 16 is the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease in the [...]

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Am I at risk from high-risk HPV?

Am I at risk from high-risk HPV?

People may not know if they have HPV although some cases may present with genital warts. HPV stands for human papillomavirus which causes genital warts and is a sexually transmitted disease. What is the difference between high-risk HPV and low risk HPV? A patient who experiences persistent bouts of high-risk HPV ,which is difficult to [...]

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Gynecologists

Gynecologists

Many women dread going to visit their gynecologists because of the invasive examinations that go on, but they are very important for your overall health. Women over the age of 21 should have regular pelvic examinations and cervical smear, or Pap, tests. In the US women aged between 21 and 29 are recommended to undertake [...]

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Pap Smears Aren’t as Urgent as You Thought?

Pap Smears Aren’t as Urgent as You Thought?

The American Cancer Society, together with two other American medical associations, have recently issued a new set of guidelines for cervical cancer screening, or as it is more commonly known, a pap smear. What were the old guidelines? In the past pap smears were recommended to start when a woman reached the age of 21 [...]

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HPV in Men – How, What, Why?

HPV in Men – How, What, Why?

HPV stands for Genital Human Papillomavirus, and is very common among sexually active people. There are more than 40 different types of HPV and most sexually active individuals in the US will contract some form of the disease at some point during their lives. HPV in men will infect genital areas including the area around [...]

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