The human papilloma virus and its prevention

Written by: Dra. Beatriz Pérez González
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV ) brings the sexually transmitted infection more common. In fact, it is estimated that 4 out of 5 people will get this virus at some point in their lives. Still, thankfully, in 80% of cases the HPV disappears by itself without creating health problems.

If HPV does not go away, however, it may cause problems such as genital warts or cancer. In fact, 99.9 % of cancers of Neck Utero are produced by the human papilloma virus, which is essential to prevent and treat it.


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The HPV to the genital or anal area is spread by sexual contact and affects mainly. It is spread by contact with, ie, by contact of mucous. Therefore, a good way to prevent HPV is to use condoms. Although not fully protected, this contraceptive method significantly reduces the risk of infection, so it should be used whenever the penis is inside the vagina.


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Women should vaccinated against HPV at any age, because it is a preventive measure. In addition, since the HPV usually causes no symptoms, can be infected and unknowingly transmitted. The only way to detect it is making a cytology of the cells of the cervix ( Pap ), so it is recommended to do this test at least every two years.

In the case of being infected by the virus, women should also be vaccinated, since vaccine helps remove, to stop transmitting and, if a precancerous lesion, that it will make no progress and therefore, it does not result in cancer later.

The vaccine also men, infected or not recommended to prevent or treat genital warts, not transmit HPV to their partners and to avoid the rare cases of anal cancer.

In any case, strict prevention of papillomavirus is recommended, which is achieved going to the gynecologist routinely and get vaccinated.

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Dra. Beatriz Pérez González

By Dra. Beatriz Pérez González
Obstetrics & Gynecology

The Dra. Beatriz Perez Gonzalez is a leading specialist in Gynecology, Reproduction and Obstetrics in Barcelona. 25 years dedicated to the health of women, 12,000 patients and over 3,000 deliveries and surgical interventions endorse it. Offers patients quality medicine, which can only be achieved with training, rigor and applying the most advanced medical protocols. His extensive experience in the use and application of laparoscopy ( no invasive surgery ) in the field of gynecological surgery is recognized. He has made more than 500 Hysterectomies and more than 1,000 laparoscopies. It is also a pioneer in the surgical practice of sentinel node, with about 50 cases per year in the area of oncological surgery of the breast. Weekly belongs to the Committee of Cancer Breast Clinic Corachan. It offers personal attention which predominates respect, trust and professional ethics.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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