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    HPV
    What Happens to HPV? Does It Ever Go Away?
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    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection can occur in anyone. It is estimated that nearly 80 million Americans are currently infected with HPV, and around 14 million people become newly infected each year in the United States alone. Luckily, most people with HPV experience little-to-no symptoms, and there are many resources to help peope with HPV live happy healthy lives!

    One of the most common questions when it comes to HPV is whether it ever goes away. So let's look into this topic so we can have a better understanding of HPV and the best ways to car for ourselves and our partners.

    Understanding HPV

    HPV is a virus that can cause various health problems, including genital warts and certain types of cancers. There are more than 100 different types of HPV, out of which around 40 can infect the genital area. Some types of HPV can go away on their own without causing any symptoms or health complications, while others can persist and lead to more serious conditions. HPV is the only sexually transmitted infection and cancer causing virus that has a vaccine avaiable.

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    Common Types of HPV

    HPV can be classified into two main categories: high-risk and low-risk. Low-risk HPV types usually cause genital warts and rarely lead to cancer. On the other hand, high-risk HPV types are associated with cervical, anal, penile, and oropharyngeal (throat) cancers. It's important to note that having low-risk HPV does not protect against high-risk HPV and vice versa.

    Symptoms and Prevention

    In many cases, HPV does not cause any symptoms, which makes it difficult to know if you are infected. However, some individuals may experience visible genital warts, abnormal Pap smears, or other signs depending on the type of HPV they have. To reduce the risk of HPV transmission, it's improtant to practice safe sex, including the use of condoms and dental damns, and getting vaccinated.

    The Significance of Testing

    Testing for HPV is essential for early detection and treatment. Regular screenings, such as Pap smears or HPV DNA tests, can help identify any abnormalities or the presence of high-risk HPV strains. Detecting HPV early allows for timely intervention and preventive measures to reduce the risk of developing cancer.

    Early Detection and Treatment

    Early detection and treatment of HPV-related conditions play a vital role in preventing further complications. If detected early, genital warts can be treated with topical medications or removed through procedures like cryotherapy or laser therapy. For cases involving high-risk HPV strains and cancer, treatment options may include surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy.

    HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection that can have serious health consequences if left untreated. While some types of HPV can go away on their own, others can persist and lead to more severe conditions. Regular testing, such as Pap smears or HPV DNA tests, is crucial for early detection and intervention. By practicing safe sex, getting vaccinated, and considering regular screenings, individuals can take proactive steps to reduce the risk of HPV-related complications. If you have concerns about HPV or would like to get tested, consider visiting a TBD Health Care Hub located in Las Vegas and Denver, or taking an at home testing kit.

    Reviewed by Sarah, NP on Jan 21, 2024

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