Unformatted text preview: Human Papilomavirus
By Hamilton Nguyen What is Papilomavirus? DNA- based virus Infected usually the epidermis and the mucous membranes in humans. More than two hundred types of virus found in all cases. Common characteristic are benign warts (Papillomas) HPV may lead to development of precancerous cells (HPV16, HPV18, and HIV infection may influence cervical cytokine intralesional levels) (Worldwide genomic diversity of the human papilomaviruses) How do you get the virus? Skin contact Sexual intercourse In some cases environmentally transmitted So, how do you find the virus? Pap Smear Test, this procedure help diagnose and treat HPV patients. A visible appearance of skin warts or genital warts may resulted from HPV. Skin warts usually found on hands and feet, in some cases other areas such as elbows and knee. Genital Warts (Venereal Warts) usually found on genital area or anal area. (woman’s day, Accad. Search complete database) (Men. Journal of virological methods) How to treat the virus? Surgery if possible, depends on the results of Pap Smear Test HPV Vaccine created by (MERCK)-protects against the first stage of infection of HPV type six, eleven, sixthteen, and eighth-teen. (HPV vaccine. CQ public affairs collection) Who’s getting the vaccine Females (obviously) Childhood( 9 years old to 14 years old) Adulthood(15 years old to 26 years old) What are the best alternatives Abstinence Avoid sexual intercourse with a stranger Condoms (partial protection), but better than nothing. Multiple sex partners double or even triple the risk of having sexually transmitted HPV or any other known STD. ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2008 for the course SPCH 1321 taught by Professor Courtneykopecky during the Spring '08 term at Tarrant County.
- Spring '08