HPV Type?

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Hello, I want to ask if there is a possibility if one person is infected with 2 types of HPV? For example 16 and 11 or 18 and 6 nThat causes cervical cancer and genital warts nThank you

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Hi Dita123,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

HPV virus (Human Papillomavirus) often affects the skin and mucous membranes. There are 3 main types of diseases that can be caused by this viral infection, namely:

Warts (common warts)
Warts can appear as bumps that are rough, the same color as the skin, brown, gray, or pink. This condition often appears on the hands, fingers, elbows, or some other part of the body. It can also, in children, warts only appear as flat skin lesions and slightly brownish color compared to other skin (flat warts). Also, warts make sufferers feel itchy, painful, or bleed when they are pulled out or experience excessive friction. Genital warts
Genital warts are a type of sexually transmitted infection that is mainly caused by HPV viruses types 6 and 11. This condition usually appears as a lump with a rough surface and is grayish or flesh-like. Several warts often stick together to form a larger mass that resembles a cauliflower. In women, genital warts can appear on the lips of the vagina (vulva), anus, vaginal canal, to the cervix. Meanwhile, in men, genital warts usually appear on the penis, scrotum, or anus. People with genital warts may feel uncomfortable sensations around their genitals, itching, or pain. Cervical cancer
Cervical cancer is a malignant tumor that affects the cervix. This disease mainly occurs due to infection with the HPV viruses types 16 and 18. In the initial condition, often do not feel any significant complaints. However, as the disease progresses, cervical cancer can cause pain and pressure in the lower abdomen to the pelvis, pain during sexual intercourse, profuse and abnormal vaginal discharge, abnormal vaginal bleeding, significant weight loss, changes in pattern. pooping, and so on. It is not impossible that infection with various types of HPV virus can occur at once in one person. The potential risk of being infected with this virus is greater in people who frequently change sexual partners, have sex with people who have no clear sexual history, have direct or indirect contact with other people with HPV infection, have poor immune system (for example in people with HIV, long-term steroid drug users), and have never received anti-HPV immunization.

Therefore, the best step that can be taken to prevent HPV infection is to avoid as much as possible the triggers for HPV infection (as described above). Also protect yourself from HPV infection by getting anti-HPV immunization. Currently, immunizations are available that can protect you from infection with several types of HPV viruses at once.

That's all for our explanation. For more details, please consult directly with your doctor.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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