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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
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What is HPV ? HPV stands for the Human papillomavirus. HPV is the most common family of viruses. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Chances are you will contract some form of the HPV virus in your lifetime and not have any signs or symptoms .
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So why worry about HPV? There are over 100 different types of the HPV virus - most types are totally harmless. Over 30 types of the HPV virus are sexually transmitted and affect the area between the genitals and the anus. Some types are considered “low risk” and can cause warts on the anus, vagina, vulva, penis and thighs. Other types are considered “high risk” and can cause pre-cancerous lesions and can lead to cancer of the cervix, anus and other genital areas .
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How do you get HPV? Anyone who has ever had a sexual encounter, even without penetration, can contract HPV. Most common transmission is by skin-to-skin
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2012 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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