Re: my first HPV...need advice
I posted here before, never the less I will provide you with more information. HPV is an STD I guess you know what that means.
Human papilloma viruses (HPVs) selectively infect the epithelium of the skin and mucous membranes. These infections may be asymptomatic (without any problem), produce warts, or be associated with a variety of benign and malignant diseases. The incubation period of HPV disease is usually 3 to 4 months, with a range of 1 month to 2 years.
There are many different types of genital HPV.
Only certain types of HPV are linked with cervical cancer. These are usually called "high-risk" types.
The types of HPV that cause raised external genital warts are not linked with cancer. These are called "low-risk" types.
These wart-types of HPV are not usually found on a female's cervix, and therefore, are not going to carry any risk of cancer.
It is common for a person to be exposed and have more than one type of HPV, including several "high-risk" types. Cervical cancer in women is high risk.
Cervical cancer usually takes years to develop.
Most of the time, men will not have any symptoms or health risks such as cancer with the "high-risk" types of HPV. It is the female's cervix that needs to be monitored.
If both of you don't get medical treatment as soon as possible there can be an outbreak. Google HPV pictures so you will see them for yourself.
Sorry I did not provide full information before but I did not wish to scare you.
Last edited by mltin; 12-09-2009 at 07:01 PM.
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