A Cure for HPV? Not So Fast…
Get the Facts on HPV Prevention and Treatment | UPMC HealthBeat
Human papillomavirus HPV is the name of a group of viruses that includes more than different types. More than 30 of those are sexually transmitted. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 50 percent of sexually active people will get HPV at some time in their lives. Once the virus germ infects a cell in the genital area of men and women, it copies itself and keeps infecting healthy cells.
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In the last few years, actress Angelina Jolie went public with her double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer. Governor Chris Christie told us his reasons for gastric bypass surgery. And actor Michael Douglas is shining the spotlight on the human papilloma virus HPV —the number one cause of mouth and throat cancer. There are about different strains of HPV.
Human papillomavirus, or HPV , is the most common sexually transmitted infection worldwide — it affects most sexually active people at some point in their lives. Approximately 79 million people in the United States are infected right now, and about 14 million new cases are diagnosed each year. But HPV infection can result in health problems, some of them serious. HPV is actually a family of more than viruses that can cause a wide range of symptoms and diseases. The virus can also lie dormant for years before it causes the infected person to develop any health problems, making it difficult to pinpoint the time of transmission.