Archive for August 6th, 2009

Protect Yourself Against Cervical Cancer

The human papillomavirus or HPV is quite a common type of infection especially for women who are sexually active as an adult. Chances are one may have contracted several of the 100 strains of the said virus without knowing it. About 30 strains of HPV are being transmitted sexually. HPV is considered as the number one cause of cervical cancer as well as genital warts. HPV ProtectionThere is a promising new vaccine available that now aims to prevent HPV infections from spreading. It would also mak…

HPV and Abnormal Pap Smears

HPV or the human papillomavirus is a common infection that around one in every two sexually active adults may be infected by it. The said virus has around 100 strains with 30 of them being transmitted sexually. While most of the strains are actually benign and harmless to humans, some HPV strains can cause genital warts and, more seriously, cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a disease that is highly treatable if discovered at its early stages. Certain strains of HPV are known to cause cervical …

Understanding The HPV Vaccine

The human papillomavirus or HPV is quite a common strain that has infected many people in one way or the other. Most of the HPV strains that infect people are considerably harmless. But there are around a hundred or so strains of the HPV that prove to cause certain harm such as cause cervical cancer and genital warts. Around 30 of these are known to be transmitted sexually. HPV VaccineFor the more harmful strains of the HPV, researchers have been able to develop a certain HPV vaccine called Gard…