More people are now health conscious, yet the numbers of men experiencing sexually transmitted diseases are still vast.
New and emerging sexually transmitted diseases continue to persist and new and effective techniques should also be available too. These diseases are usually transmitted to men who have multiple sexual partners and sexually active individuals.
You have to take note that acquiring such sexually transmitted diseases is never easy, for some they bound to carry the virus for the rest of their lives.
STD’s are often due to bacterial and viral infection. If it’s bacterial infection, antibiotic can help diminish pathogenic bacteria. But the moment its virus, it can be hard to treat anymore.
One of the alarming sexually transmitted disease is acquiring human papillomavirus.
What is HPV? How is it transmitted?
Follow through to find out the common faqs concerning human papillomavirus.
What Is Human Papillomavirus?
Human papillomavirus is also known as HPV. It is a type of virus that can cause genital warts and cervical cancer.
There are over hundred types of HPV and more than 40 types can affect the genital area of both men and women.
When this happens this can lead to a more serious health problems like cancer while genital wart is considered low risk hpv type.
How Common Is HPV?
Human papillomavirus is considered one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world.
According to center for disease control and prevention about 79 million Americans are suffering from HPV and the number keeps on increasing every year.
It is very common that men and women who are sexually active may get to acquire this virus at some point in their lives.
How Is HPV Spread?
You can get HPV through oral, anal, and genital sexual activities, considered that the person is carrier of the virus. HPV are usually asymptomatic or showing no signs or symptoms at all.
Considering you have one partner, you are still exposed to virus, if your partner has several sexual partners.
At times it can take a year for symptoms to develop and you may not know that you are already carrier of the virus.
Can I Acquire HPV If I Don’ t Have Sexual Activities?
Yes, it is still possible; you can still get HPV through skin to skin contact. Usually on the area that is not covered by the condom.
Make sure to take precautionary measures especially when it comes to sexual contact especially when you barely you’re your sexual partner.
What Are The Symptoms Of HPV?
Its been mentioned above that most strain of HPV are asymptomatic or without symptoms at all. Most people are unaware that they are already suffering from this kind of infection.
Some evidence of HPV is the presence of warts on hands, feet and even genital area. Some men and women noticed penile and vaginal discharge.
Women need to undergo pap smear test to determine if you have the presence of abnormal cervical cells.
Are All Warts Visible?
No, genital warts are not always evident or visible to the naked eyes. Even if they are not visible they may still cause itching, bleeding and burning sensation.
They also appear in lips, tongue and other areas of your face and mouth. Make sure to seek medical advice to avoid any complications or enlarged genital warts.
How Can I Acquire HPV?
You can get the virus the moment you make any kind of sexual contact with the person who is already a carrier of the virus.
Protection can be the best defense against HPV, see your Doctor on how to combat such deadly virus.
How Can I Avoid HPV And Other Complications?
Vaccines are now available that can help you lower your chance of getting HPV. It is your protection that is truly effective and safe.
You should get 3 shots within 6 months.
Women are usually recommended to get cervical cancer vaccine that can lower their risk of acquiring cervical cancer.
For sexually active individuals make sure that you practice safe sex which includes one sexual partner only.
Can I Totally Get Rid Of Human Papillomavirus?
No, this virus is bound to stay in your body, you can only limit their production, but you can never get rid of them 100%.
The best defense against HPV is to educate and equipped yourself with the most current prevention tips from health advocate or your medical Doctor.