What is HPV or human papillomavirus?

Written by: Dr. Damián Dexeus
Published: | Updated: 23/02/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a DNA virus that can affect humans, causing both benign or malignant disease.

 

How an HPV infection occurs

The transmission of human papilloma virus occurs primarily through sexual contact. There are several vaccines that can provide excellent protection. In the field of sex, the best method of protection is the use of condoms.

The virus can be detected by performing a genetic test, taking a sample of cells from the cervix.

 

And derived pathologies caused HPV

The human papilloma virus causes benign conditions such as genital warts and malignant diseases, such as cancer of the cervix.

 

Symptoms caused by the human papillomavirus

HPV infection coursing often with no obvious clinical symptoms. You can remain "silent" mode for long periods of time, hence regular gynecological examinations are so important. Those infections that manifest clinically can do in the form of genital warts or genital warts.

 

Treatment for HPV

Infection, both symptomatic and asymptomatic, can be treated with the use of different drugs and surgical procedures, which shall recommend specialist Gynaecology and Obstetrics , studying each particular case.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Damián Dexeus
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Dexeus is a renowned specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics. He has years of experience in the profession and extensive training in internationally renowned centers such as San Bernardines Hospital and Mayo Clinic Scottsdale United States, Royal Free Hospital UK and the Center Tumori di Milano, Italy. He is currently Medical Director at Women's Health Institute, Unit of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the prestigious clinic My Tres Torres.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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