HPV stands for human papillomavirus. It can cause warts and cancer of the cervix and penis.
Hundreds of types of HPV have been identified. These have been subdivided into low-risk types and high-risk types. The low-risk types are responsible for the growth of warts while the high-risk types may progress to cancer.
The mode of transmission is through skin-to-skin contact and sexual contact. HPV is highly contagious; the infection passes from an infected person to an uninfected person easily.
HPV can be diagnosed by:
- Extraction of DNA from the cervical cells collected by brushing the cervix (ie. a Pap smear)
- Detection of viral DNA sequences
The tests available for the diagnosis are:
- Pap test.
- HPV test.
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