What is Genti*l HPV Infection?
Genit*l HPV infection is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Human papillomavirus is the name of a group of viruses that includes more than 100 different strains or types. More than 30 of these viruses are sexually transmitted, and they can infect the genital area of men and women including the skin of the penis, vulva (area outside the vagina), or anus, and the linings of the vagina, cervix, or rectum. Most people who become infected with HPV will not have any symptoms and will clear the infection on their own. Some of these viruses are called "high-risk" types, and may cause abnormal Pap tests. They may also lead to cancer of the cervix, vulva, vagina, anus, or penis. Others are called "low-risk" types, and they may cause mild Pap test abnormalities or genital warts. Genital warts are single or multiple growths or bumps that appear in the genital area, and sometimes are cauliflower shaped.
How common is HPV?
Approximately 20 million people are currently infected with HPV. At least 50 percent of sexually active men and women acquire genital HPV infection at some point in their lives. By age 50, at least 80 percent of women will have acquired genital HPV infection. About 6.2 million Americans get a new genital HPV infection each year.
How do people get Genti*l HPV Infections?
The types of HPV that infect the genital area are spread primarily through genital contact. Most HPV infections have no signs or symptoms; therefore, most infected persons are unaware they are infected, yet they can transmit the virus to a sex partner. Rarely, a pregnant woman can pass HPV to her baby during vaginal delivery. A baby that is exposed to HPV very rarely develops warts in the throat or voice box.
Is there a cure for HPV?
There is no "cure" for HPV infection, although in most women the infection goes away on its own. The treatments provided are directed to the changes in the skin or mucous membrane caused by HPV infection, such as warts and pre-cancerous changes in the cervix. (from title='herpes dating' CDC.gov)
Oral Sex Warning - Herpes and Dating
HSV-1 or the herpes cold sore is becoming more frequently spread to the genital area. There are many articles stating that you can catch both HSV-1 and HSV-2 in the genital area. So be aware when dating and know what form of herpes you have. Herpes Picture links are below. It is estimated that 50 percent to 80 percent of the American adult population has oral herpes. 20 percent, over 50 million people, are infected with genital herpes, and the majority of these cases may be unaware they even have it. Studies show that more than 500,000 Americans are diagnosed with genital herpes each year. There is no cure to date. Efforts to develop a vaccine by biotechnology companies are ongoing. Until an effective vaccine or cure for HSV infection suppressive antiviral therapy.
Other Interesting Online Help about Herpes Dating
For genital herpes cures/drugs or herpes pictures see the herpes dating resource linkspage. Currently, there is no cure for Genti*l herpes or many other STD's. There is a vaccine in clinical trail for HPV and HSV2.