If I Have Been Diagnosed With HPV Before, Do I Still Have It? Is There A Risk For Cervical Cancer?
A potentially serious condition known as the Human Papilloma Virus can be important to know about. Some people are embarrassed by the issue or simply do not want to bring it up. Thus causing it to be among the medical questions people are afraid to ask. You should first know that while HPV is an STD, it operates differently from Herpes or HIV. First and foremost, we have vaccinations to help against the HPV types that cause genital warts and cancers.
Since it only spreads through unprotected sexual contact, it will operate the same way other STDs operate. What differs it from HIV is that it “CAN” go away. This all depends on the person. Many times, your body will create antibodies that remove the virus completely. Yet this might take many years, which is why if you have HPV, it is best to have sexual contact using protection only. If you have a version that goes away, your risk for cancer is reduced. Yet the type that sticks with you can truly be the most likely to cause cancer. Of all genital cancers diagnosed each year, HPV makes up well over 75% of cases.
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