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Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) HPV is a sexually transmitted disease. It causes cancer and warts. Can cause death if not treated. Little is known about the history of HPV and how it started. It can be transmitted sexually, or by skin contact. The only way to reduce transmission of the disease is to avoid skin contact with people who are already infected. HPV can be inherited from mother to child. Children born with HPV often develop warts in the throat and are more at risk to death.
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Unformatted text preview: • There is no cure, but the warts can be treated and minimized. • There are vaccinations currently being developed to help treat and cure this virus. • 20 million Americans are currently infected with HPV. McKinley Health Center. 9 April 2003. health-info/sexual/stds/genwarts.html Yahoo Health. 9 April 2003. ..h/hpv_human_papillomavirus_/index4.html Aidsmeds. 9 April 2003.
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course HEALTH 100 taught by Professor None during the Spring '08 term at SIU Carbondale.

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