What is HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)? Human Papilloma Virus HPV is an incurable sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is generally detected by the emergence of flat red warts that occur on the vulva, vagina, cervix, urethra, anus, and in men, penis, scrotum, and/or anus. Even if you don’t have warts, you can still have the virus and can give the Human Papilloma Virus to another person during all forms of unprotected sex.
The most dangerous aspect of HPV is that it can cause cervical cancer in women and it is currently being studied as a cause of colon cancer in both men and women. It is also suspected of causing prostate cancer in men. The delicate mucous-lined areas of the body: the anus, cervix, vagina, urethra, and penis are especially vulnerable to cell changes that lead to cancer.
Since cancer is a disease of the immune system, learn more about immunity from the Natural Remedy for Allergy page. (The root cause of allergies is a low immune response, which can be rectified.) Without a healthy immune system, you are prey to anything, including HIV.
Since no one knows, definitively, if HPV is the cause of prostate cancer, it cannot be dismissed as a possible cause of prostate cancer. For decades cancer research has focused upon complex viruses as the cause of cell mutations and DNA damage in cells that cause cells to multiply out of control (cancer). Even if a person has a genetic predisposition toward particular cancer, it takes a trigger (like a viral attack) to get the ball rolling for cancer to start.
Like many sexually transmitted diseases, HPV can have a delayed emergence of warts, although, on a cellular level, the person has definitely been infected and can easily, unknowingly, pass it on to others during unprotected sex. Remember: A lack of warts is no proof that the person is free of HPV! Only a blood test can determine that.
What is HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)? You only have three choices when it comes to preventing contracting HPV:
- Abstain from all sexual activity with another person.
- Stay in a monogamous relationship with a partner that is free of HPV.
- Use a condom for all forms of intercourse, a non-lubricated condom for male oral sex, and a dental dam for female oral sex. Recognize that warts may be on the skin that is not covered by the condom.Once you have HPV, you have got it! Period!
(Human Papilloma Virus)? Here are some symptoms which are found on.
- The Centers for Disease Control estimates that about 3 million people have HPV and don’t know it. Also, the numbers for cervical, colon/anal cancer, and prostate cancer keep rising, year after year.
- Other than the visible evidence of seeing flat, red or bumpy red warts on your genitals or surrounding tissues, there are a few other symptoms that sometimes drive people to find out what’s wrong:
- Blood in the toilet, or on toilet tissue, after defecating or urinating. The pressure can scrape internal warts and cause them to bleed slightly. Oftentimes, the person does not relate the symptoms to HPV sexually transmitted disease.
- Painful intercourse from the penis scraping on cervical warts, which are unseen, but nevertheless present.
- Unexplained bleeding between periods.
- A burning or itching feel before a wart emerges. Sometimes the warts are painless and sometimes they are very painful and bleed easily.
- Never withhold the fact that you have had unprotected sex from your doctor. This is a very important detail
HPV Treatment Background:
What is HPV? On average, on any given date, 3 million people are unknowingly walking around with the capacity to pass on the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) to other unsuspecting sexual partners.
Before genital warts surface, a great deal is going on at the cellular level of the person’s immune system rendering them more susceptible to HIV (the virus that causes fatal AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Primary Mode Chancroid Transmission:
Any skin-to-skin contact with the HPV wart will expose a person to this sexually transmitted disease. Sexual intercourse is not always necessary to contact this sexually transmitted disease. Sometimes the HPV wart is not on the genitals, but on the surrounding skin, or the groin.
Having unprotected sex causes a sexual partner to become exposed to skin-to-skin contact, even when the other partner has no idea that they even have an HPV wart, inside, or outside their bodies.
Go to Natural Remedy for HPV/Genital Warts to learn more about supporting your immune system. Not knowing if you have HPV is the worst thing you can do, to yourself and others. HPV is incurable and highly transmittable to other people.
Like the AIDS virus, an HPV infection can lie dormant, below the surface, silently for a number of years before surfacing.
Below the surface (no signs of genital warts seen) the man or woman may experience infertility (the inability to get pregnant), unexplained miscarriages, enlarged prostate disease, unexplained erection dysfunction, chronic Vaginosis, chronic yeast infections, painful Vaginitis, Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome, Laryngeal Papillomatosis and unexplained painful intercourse.
What is HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)? These illnesses are manifestations of your body’s struggle to fight the HPV virus. Go to Natural Remedy for HPV/Genital Warts to learn more about building up your body to fight HPV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
When a doctor hears these complaints, sometimes he does not associate them with HPV because he does not see evidence of genital warts. The HPV usually goes undetected and the person continues to suffer and go back to the doctor time and time again unless a blood test, such as The Digene Hybrid Capture HPV DNA Test is done.
When a doctor conducts a Pap Test and it comes back with abnormal cervical cells, known as cervical dysplasia, he may want to conduct a “colposcopy” which gives him the ability the view (scope) the cervix, internally vagina and vulva. He may take tiny tissue samples and have them analyzed for the HPV virus. This is critical because cervical dysplasia is the first stage of the development of cervical cancer.
Because warts can be external or internal, and they are unsightly, most people want to have them removed.
Currently, in the doctor’s office warts are either frozen with liquid nitrogen, or painted with an acid solution of Trichloroacetic Acid, or electrosurgery (LEEP) is conducted with an electric current passing through a wire loop burns off warts. All three of these are needless to say…. very painful.
Most people are disappointed when warts return and they grow tired of going back, time and time again, to the doctor for more painful wart removal. Removing warts does not cure HPV. Remember warts usually appear (like Herpes) when the immune system is down. Go to Natural Remedy for HPV/Genital Warts to learn more about boosting and keeping the immune system up. A healthy immune system fights HPV and the reoccurrence of genital warts.
A Special Note: Anal intercourse (sodomy) significantly increases the risk of anal cancer, especially if the HPV virus is detected in that delicate mucous membrane area of the body. Currently, some scientists believe that it is very important to test gay people (take semi-annual or annual tissue samples) for anal dysplasia (abnormal cell changes) the way females are tested for cervical dysplasia with a Pap Smear.
We believe that both straight and gay people (who engage in unsafe anal sex) should be tested for anal dysplasia to prevent rectal cancer, which is on the rise. Anal sex (sodomy) also promotes prostate cancer, which has been rising steadily and is being seen in younger and younger men.
Prostate cancer usually struck the middle-aged or elderly before, however sexual practices have changed and most people are unaware of the serious consequences of having unprotected anal sex. Condoms have never been approved safe for anal sex.
What is HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)? Hopefully, you get an answer to this question after reading this article.