Dating with hpv
It does not protect against all high-risk HPV types and does not treat existing HPV infections with types 6, 11,16 and 18.
What are the current recommendations for HPV vaccination?
Some types are more likely to cause cancer (high-risk) and some never will (low-risk).
Low-risk HPV types are responsible for external skin growths such as common, flat or plantar warts on hands and feet, and venereal warts (condyloma), in or on the vagina, penis and anus. High-risk HPV types are more inclined to cause cancer, but not always and not necessarily right away.
Most experts don’t recommend screening women with the HPV test until they have reached the age of 30.
The Pap test can detect abnormal changes on the cervix, which can be caused by HPV, but it can also detect changes caused by other infections and non-infectious factors.
If you want to point a finger at factors that cause cancer, viruses don't immediately come to mind as a leading perpetrator.
But, after environmental and lifestyle factors, infectious diseases are a leading cause of cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV) is a prime suspect.
In June 2006 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first vaccine, Gardasil, to prevent HPV types 16 and 18, that cause 70% of cervical cancer cases, and types 6 and 11, the cause of most genital warts.The HPV test takes a sample of cervical cells and sends it to a lab for analysis.It is usually performed in conjunction with a PAP test, but you may need to ask for the HPV test specifically.Seemingly harmless infections acquired during adolescence and young adulthood can linger for decades, assaulting cells repeatedly over time, sometimes developing into cancer, sometimes not.There are 15 high-risk HPV types that cause cervical cancer; 70% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV types 16 and 18 alone. People can become infected through oral, vaginal or anal sex, through skin-to-skin, genital-to-genital and genital-to-mouth contact with an infected person.