Anyone with any kind of sexual activity involving genital contact could be infected by HPV. Even many people who have HPV have no signs or symptoms and can potentially transmit the virus without even knowing it.

HPV is highly contagious, so it is possible to get when exposed to the virus once. It is estimated that many people catch HPV during the first 2-3 years of initiating sexual activity. Fortunately, HPV infection in most cases it is temporary or passing one. Being infected with HPV does not mean you'll get cancer, but it is a risk factor and therefore controls the gynecologist should be more frequent.


Genital HPV usually goes away on its own without causing health problems.
The most important consequence of genital HPV is cervical cancer in women.
Cervical Cancer can be prevented by routine tests such as cytology and HPV testing.
Anal cancer.
Throat cancer.
It is important that both men and women to talk openly about HPV so that you are informed and can address this situation more maturely.


- Cervical cancer is a "rare complication" INFECTION BY HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS

Esto quiere decir que si tenemos en cuenta y comparamos las estadísticas que demuestran los millones de mujeres que han padecido o padecen infecciones por el VPH con el número de mujeres a quien se les ha desarrollado el Cáncer, la cifra es notablemente menor.


Traditionally, genital HPV infection has been detected as abnormal cell changes on a Pap smear, a test used primarily to detect cancer of the cervix (the lower part of the uterus or womb) or conditions that may lead to cancer. During a Pap smear, the appearance of cervical cells is evaluated under a microscope. Certain changes in the cells may indicate an HPV infection, but there is no clear distinction between high- and low-risk types.

DNA testing for HPV can be used as a follow-up to abnormal changes detected with a Pap smear. Guidelines from several organizations now recommend that HPV DNA tests be ordered along with a Pap smear for women 30 to 65 years of age. There are several DNA HPV tests, some approved for marketing by the FDA, that can detect high-risk types of HPV.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), and the American Cancer Society (ACS) now recommend HPV testing as part of routine cervical cancer screening for women 30 to 65 years of age, along with Pap smears, every 5 years.


HPV vaccines offer the best protection to girls and boys who receive all three vaccine doses and have time to develop an immune response before being sexually active with another person.


Not everyone infected with the HPV virus are predisposed to cervical cancer, since in most cases the same body can repel. However, in cases where the virus gives rise to genital warts or abnormal changes in the cervix that can lead to pre-cancer or cancer if not detected in time they are given.

Treating a precancerous lesion Cervical depends on several factors; if the lesion is low or high, if the woman wants to have children in the future, the age and general health of women.

A woman with a low-grade lesion usually does not need treatment, as in most cases improve spontaneously, however it is advisable to continue with smears of control when her gynecologist tells you to.

Occasionally your doctor may recommend cryocauterization - cryosurgery.

When lesions are high grade gynecologist can offer several options to patients according to their age, as in adolescents and young adults under 30 years and desire for fertility, current recommendations suggest watchful waiting without surgery. Other options: Remove the abnormal tissue by LEEP, also called LLETZo synonym for "Conization" LEIP. In patients with the number of children desired, an option is the extirpation of the womb or uterus.

When the lesion is invasive or invasive cancer - infiltrating other procedures such as surgery, removal of the womb or uterus, chemotherapy and radiotherapy will be evaluated.

"The best solution against the disease: Be informed:
The most important thing to understand and cope with the disease is to receive timely and accurate information, and although it is not easy to assimilate being sick if you need to check and trust the doctor who will perform the treatment and make the right questions to understand the condition that exists".