Welcome To 'HPV In Women' Category:
The HPV in women part of the website is where you will find pictures of genital warts, information about the various treatment choices, signs, and symptoms, and where you could post your comments and ask us questions. We assure you that all information that we post here is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but you must always consult with your healthcare provider in order to be properly diagnosed and treated.
Certain types of HPV in women present serious health risks and are linked to the development of cervical cancer; these types are different from the types that cause genital warts, which makes proper diagnosis so important. Your doctor could diagnose human papillomavirus infection by conducting visual examination, or internal examination of the vagina and the anus, while smear pap test could be used to determine if the cervix is infected. Vaccination is available in many of the developed countries and is appropriate for girls and young women that are between 9 and 26 years of age; this vaccination is most effective when used in women before they become sexually active and protects against four virus types that cause cervical cancer and genital warts.
The best possible prevention is limiting the number of random sexual partners and use of protection; however, the human papillomavirus is transmitted via skin-to-skin contact, therefore condoms could only reduce the risk, but cannot eliminate it. Barrier protection when practicing oral sex, vagina, or anal sex is considered beneficial and does limit the chance of contracting other, even more dangerous sexually transmitted diseases.