Both, males and females can be affected by HPV – virus which can be sexually transmitted. This disease can be life-threatening, particularly for women as if is left untreated, the virus will create perfect environment for developing of cervical cancer. Below in this article we are going to write and explain about symptoms and possibilities for successful treatment. All of you should be very careful as this virus can be really dangerous.
Scientists have discovered more than 100 different types of HPV virus. Certain types of this virus commonly cause warts on the hands and feet, but they are completely harmless. Very often they are not manifested with any symptoms and eventually they will go on their own. However, there are about 40 types of the HPV virus which occur on the genital area. Studies show that approximately 80% of both sexes at some point in life will experience at least one type of these types. It is of extreme importance to explain that when it comes to these types of HPV virus (Genital HPV types) there is high risk for cervical pre-cancer and cancer.
The virus is spread through contact with infected genital skin, mucous membranes, or bodily fluids, and can be passed through intercourse and oral sex. This means that you can get the virus with direct skin to skin contact with a person who already has it and any kind of sexual activity will end up with having this virus.
The most worrying part is that majority people actually are not aware that they have the HPV virus as there are not any early symptoms in most cases. This means that the virus is spreading and one person can have more than one kind of this virus.
Women older than 30 should visit the gynecologist regularly and the reason for that is because their immune system is not strong enough and cannon fight the virus on its own. It is important to mention that even women who are not sexually active should regularly visit gynecologist as there is possibility the cervical cancer to develop in the next 10 – 20 years after being infected from the virus.
As National Library of Medicine of the United States (US National Library of Medicine) claims, cervical cancer is 100% preventable if it is discovered in its early stage.
You should be aware of the fact that neither male condoms nor female condoms cannot provide you 100% protection from the virus.
That is one more reason why you should be very careful and go to regular medical checks.