Human Papillomavirus And The Hpv Vaccine

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Human Papillomavirus, also known as HPV, is currently the single most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. It is estimated that seventy- five percent to eighty percent of both male and female will be infected with the virus within their lifetime. Twenty million Americans carry the virus, while there are 6.2 million new cases per year. HPV infects both sexually active individuals as well as people that are abstinence. The virus can be found on the surface of the skin, cervix, vagina, anus, vulva, head of penis, mouth and throat. Since it is found in so many places it can easily be spread. HPV is not curable but is preventable. With people knowing this why is the vaccine intake rate so low? Is it because we don’t even... View More »

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They taught students in a class room, physicians can be teaching them in a doctor’s office. “The intervention that was done in the classroom could be easily replicated by a clinician in the office.”

Now of days all you hear about is HIV because its killing a lot of people worldwide, but no one really talks about HPV. There may be a couple posters here and there but there’s nothing there to inform the public about it compared to how they spread the word about HIV. But why? HPV is the most common spread STD that is associated with increased risk for the HIV infection. The papillomavirus also causes other STD’s such as genital warts in women and men, and it is also linked to the cause of cervical cancer and cervical dysplasia in women.

HPV can be spread through sexual activity with an infected person. According to the article HPV Knowledge among Female College Students and the Short Term Effectiveness of HPV Education “Although condoms do provide some protection, the virus is transmitted by skin to skin contact making it possible to come into contact with the virus even when a condom is used.” Seems to me there’s really no way to get around it unless you’re not sexually active but that still only reduces a person’s chance of contracting the virus not eliminate it.” Abstinence, limiting the number of sexual partners, and having monogamous relationship can all reduce the chance of contracting HPV.” Most people who get the virus don’t show symptoms, while others who might be infected body’s get rid of the virus completely within one to two years, which is a good thing ...

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