Is Genital HPV Really A Common Virus?

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Hello, best wishes. I want to ask. Many doctors u0026amp; experts who say that HPV is a common virus and people who are sexually active will definitely get one strain even. Which is my question, if it’s really common, how come only a few people get genital warts? And why is it that when you get genital warts once, will you recur throughout your life? Thank you.

1 Answer:

Hello,

HPV is the human Papilloma virus, which is a virus that causes warts, both on the skin and on the genitals. There are many strains of this virus. Some strains are considered as one of the causes of cervical cancer in women, while most other strains cause genital warts and warts in men and women.


HPV is transmitted through direct skin contact of an active patient with other people's skin. In genital warts, transmission generally occurs due to direct sexual contact, so that genital warts are one of the sexually transmitted infections.


Most people are exposed to this virus, but not all will cause symptoms. When the virus enters, a person's immune system will be able to form antibodies so that the virus strain does not cause complaints. But in those who are susceptible or viral infection with a strong strain it can cause symptoms to arise.


HPV is a virus that if it has infected a person, it cannot be removed from the body. The virus is dormant in the body and can become active under certain conditions causing a recurrence.


To avoid being infected with this virus, it is highly recommended not to have free sex, not have sex when the wart is active and avoid touching the wart. If you have touched the wart, wash your hands immediately with an antiseptic. Certain vaccines can protect men and women from attack by certain strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer.


I hope this helps.

dr. Yusi


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