What is human papillomavirus (HPV/HPV)?
HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, not being the only route of contagion as HPV can also cause infections in different parts of the body, both in skin (genital condylomas, common warts, plantars) and in mucous membranes (neck of uterus, vagina, oropharynx). More than 200 types have been identified that we classify as high and low cancer risk based on their pathogenesis. Both women and men can become infected with HPV and have lesions, although they can also carry the virus without any observable clinical manifestations.
How is HPV/HPV spread?
HPV is transmitted through contact with skin or mucous membranes infected with the virus. The main (but not unique) route of contagion is the sexual pathway (by vaginal and/or anal penetration, by contact with skin of the genital area and by oral sex). Any sexually active person who has genital contact (even without penetration) with another person infected with HPV may become infected. In fact, this infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world.
What lesions can HPV/HPV cause?
The cervix is the region of the body where HPV-related infections, precancerous lesions, and cancer occur most often.
Less often the virus infects other epithelials and mucous membranes of the ano-genital and oropharyngeal area, which may cause precancerous lesions and cancer in the vulva, vagina, anus, mouth, throat and penis. In recent years, oropharyngeal and anus cancer has increased considerably.
Warts on the eyelids, hands, feet, genital organs and other parts of the body are also caused by HPV. These warts originate from low-risk HPV infections and are a problem with high incidence. In this case, the role of the immune system is to eliminate the infection and consequently the warts disappear.
What depends on whether or not an HPV/HPV infection causes cancer?
It will depend on the type of HPV the person has (high risk or low risk). Other key factors in the evolution of the disease are the patient’s immune system and their age,since, from 35-40 years the immune system weakens and therefore the incidence of cancer increases.
Who can contact HPV/HPV?
It is estimated that approximately 80 of sexually active women contact at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives. This percentage is even higher for men, who can also suffer infections and injuries, and also act as HPV infection vehicles. Treatment of both women and men should be considered. The highest chance of contagion occurs in the first years of sex life (before age 30). The percentage of carriers decreases progressively with age from 30 years of age, but the incidence of cancer increases in this group as immunity is decreased.
How to prevent HPV/HPV infection?
1. Administer the vaccine. Vaccines preventanetively protect against some major types of HPV. It is important to be clear that the HPV vaccine is specific, i.e. it only protects against some types of HPV (not against the more than 200 types) and not against other sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, etc.
2. Use the condom. The condom can protect you from infection. However, even with proper use, protection is not complete because the area protected by the condom is limited.
What should I do if I was detected for HPV/HPV?
1. Periodic checks. Once HPV infection is diagnosed, it is important to go to the specialist every 6-12 months (gynecologist for cervical or vagina infections, urologist in the penis, entorin in the throat, dermatologist on the skin, etc.). This follow-up will be used to monitor whether the infection subsides or progresses. To support the immune system to clarify the infection during the period between controls there is HuPaVir, specially designed for patients with HPV, which helps to increase essential indicators of the immune system and promotes the negativization of the virus.
2. Prevention of new infections. Maintain safe sex. If you have a stable partner, you usually have the virus as well; therefore, treatment is recommended to prevent injury and to prevent re-infections between the partner.
3. Follow healthy lifestyle habits. Play sport, eat well and don’t smoke. This can help increase the body’s defenses.
Should my partner be treated with HuPaVir?
Yes. Because Human Papillomavirus is transmitted sexually, it is very likely that the couple has the latent virus. It should be noted that man can be infected with the human papillomavirus for many years without knowing it and in turn be a carrier and transmitter of the virus to his sexual partners throughout his life, even if he is asymptomatic. Just because the partner does not have visible lesions caused by HPV, does not mean that he or she is not infected.
Can I take HuPaVir together with other medical treatments?
Yes. The safety and stability of HuPaVir allows it to be administered to any type of patient and monotherapy or combination with other treatments, unless there is some type of allergy or intolerance to the components of the product.
If my signs and symptoms go away during my treatment with HuPaVir, should I continue treatment until I fully meet my therapy?
Yes. HuPaVir therapy should be followed as directed for each case. See dosage and/or consult with your gynecologist for any questions.
Do I need a prescription or prescription to buy HuPaVir?
Not necessarily. Due to its safety, HuPaVir can be purchased without the need for a prescription. It is recommended that you tell your doctor that you are taking HuPaVir and about the results you are getting.