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The Risk Factors, Treatment and an Overview of Human Papillomavirus

There are many different types of sexually transmitted diseases, but human papilloma virus (HPV) is considered to be the most common of them all since millions of people in the United States are diagnosed with it each year. It is also the only sexually transmitted disease that researchers have been able to create an immunization for. Because of the mixed messages from the media regarding its safety, many people are afraid to get the shot for HPV though. This is leading to an increase in the amount of people who are affected by it. So it is important to address the risk factors of the transmission of the virus from person to person and the treatment options that are available if someone becomes infected by it.

Information. There are about 12 different strains of HPV. And all of them have different symptoms and risk factors. Some of them are considered to be low-risk strains because if a person is exposed to them, they might not necessarily become infected by them because they aren’t as contagious. The high-risk strains can be passed on from person to person very easily though. They also tend to lead to the formation of cancerous cells in the cervix, vulva, anus, and penis.

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