Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the world. High-risk HPV types 16 and 18 can cause various types of cancer one of which is cervical cancer; this cancer can be deadly if left unattended. HPV Types 6 and 11 cause common warts that are found on children’s hands that will usually disappear on their own, types 6 and 11 also cause most genital warts.
There are over 20 million reported cases of HPV in the United States alone with another 6 million newly reported cases per year. As yet researchers have not found a cure for HPV. The Center for Disease Control estimates that the number of HPV infection is well over 20 million.
A person that has been infected with HPV will usually show some sign or symptoms within 3 weeks to 6 months. The fact is that some people can be infected for up to 5 years without any signs or symptoms therefore they are spreading the disease.
Men will find that it is more difficult to find the genital warts therefore they would be wise to see their health care provider once a year for an STD exam, they can find genital warts that are not visible to the patient. Genital warts may be found on the penis, scrotum and around the anus they may also appear on the thighs or in the mouth and throat.
Women may find a HPV infection on the vulva, anus, and cervix or in the vagina thousands of women die each year from cervical cancer caused by an HPV infection. Health care providers do not know how to cure HPV, but when it is found with a (Pap test) in the early stages they can help women to avoid cervical cancer.
Men and women that are sexually active with multiple partners need to see their health care providers once a year for STD screening and Pap test. Both men and women are in danger of cancers caused by HPV infections and as yet researchers do not know how to cure HPV infections.
Your health care provider will provide literature on STD’s and HPV; they will also recommend products to aid in controlling your outbreaks.
Ask your health care provider about an all natural product that will also help control your outbreaks.