HPV is the abbreviation of Human Papilloma Virus. Currently, there are more than 100 subtypes of HPV virus found in medicine. When infected with HPV virus, it may cause skin warts and anal reproductive system diseases. HPV infection is the most harmful. It is the occurrence of cervical cancer.
When it comes to cancer, people are very afraid, but HPV need not be afraid; because it is very special, although its family is large, not all subtypes can cause cancer.
Experts divided the risk of cervical cancer caused by HPV into high-risk HPV and low-risk HPV; low-risk HPV is the most common, and it can only cause skin warts. High-risk HPV is relatively rare, but it is closely related to the incidence of cervical cancer. Among them, HPV types 16 and 18 cause about 70% of cervical cancer, so everyone should worry about high-risk HPV.
HPV infections are very common. HPV infections may be detected from the adolescent stage, but these infected HPVs will soon be cleared by the body’s immune system.
The reason why such a big contagion is mainly due to the variety of HPV transmission methods, common are:
⒈Sexual transmission is the main method of transmission.
- Indirect contact transmission: refers to skin and mucous membrane transmission through contact with clothing, daily necessities and utensils of infected persons;
- Iatrogenic infection: medical staff, inadvertently infected during work.
- Mother-to-child transmission.
Although there are so many ways of transmission, only sexual transmission is the main method of transmission; contact transmission in life is also very common, such as: the occurrence of common warts, flat warts, they are infected by HPV through the skin and mucous membranes after contact To.
So far, the answer to the question came out ——– infected with HPV, it will be transmitted to the family.
HPV is a low-risk type. It can only cause skin warts, and even if it is infected by the human body, it is quickly cleared by the human system, and the human body does not show any symptoms.
What people are most worried about is actually high-risk HPV. High-risk HPV can cause women to develop cervical cancer, but women without sex have a very low chance of developing HPV infection in the genital tract. Although condoms can reduce the risk of HPV infection, they cannot provide complete protection.
Therefore, for high-risk HPV, only the HPV vaccine should be vaccinated in advance.