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What is HPV??

Nearly all (99%) cervical cancers caused by infection with human papilloma virus (HPV). Human papilloma virus infection is something that is very easy going. An estimated three-quarters of the number of people who never had sex, male or female, experience.

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Have you ever seen a wart? Rash on the skin that looks like cauliflower bloated? It was one of "impressions" attack human papilloma virus (papilloma = pimple / wart). Human papilloma virus type more than 100 kinds, which were each given a number to distinguish one type of another type. 60 species of which cause skin warts are not dangerous. The rest is a mucosal HPV types, which only attack mucous membranes such as those found in the mouth, throat, tip of the penis, vagina, cervix, and rectum. Mucosal type is also called genital HPV, because the most frequently attacked are the genital area. Some cause warts on the vagina or penis, commonly called the disease "the chicken's comb", the HPV types 6 and 11, but this will not become cancerous.

Which can cause cancer of the genital HPV types 16, 18, 31, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, and 58. More than 70% of cervical cancers caused by HPV types 16 and 18. In addition to causing cervical cancer, HPV also can cause cancer of the anus, vagina, vulva, penis, esophagus and even cancer.

The virus is transmitted primarily through sexual intercourse, including anal sex, oral sex, and hand sex. Most of them are infected at age 15-30 years, ie within a period of four years after first sexual intercourse. People infected with genital HPV usually does not know he was infected, because these infections cause no symptoms at all (except that caused "the chicken's comb"), and the immune system to attack the virus once it dies or is weak, so as not active.

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