Human papillomavirus (HPV)

General Health Human papillomavirus (HPV)

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  • #3929
    Nwasom
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    Follow this topic to learn about Human papillomavirus (HPV)

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    What is HPV?

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    Nwasom
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    What is HPV?

    HPV is a common group of viruses. There are over 100 different types. It does not cause any problems in most people, but some types can cause genital warts or cancer.
    HPV infects the skin and moist membranes such as the lining of the mouth or throat, the cervix, vagina, vulva and anus.

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    Can I still get vaccinated even though I’m not sexually active?

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    Nwasom
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    Can I still get vaccinated even though I’m not sexually active?

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    How much does HPV Vaccine cost?

    #3935
    Nwasom
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    How much does HPV Vaccine cost?

    In Nigeria, two boosters cost about ₦30,000 and 3 boosters is ₦45000.
    In the UK, it is free up to age 25, and afterwards you’d pay £470 for 3 boosters.

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    Is HPV an STD?

    #3937
    Nwasom
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    Is HPV an STD?

    Yes, HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI)

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    What are symptoms of HPV in females?

    #3940
    Nwasom
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    What are symptoms of HPV in females?

    HPV has no symptoms, so people who have it may not know they have it.

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    How is HPV spread?

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    Nwasom
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    How is HPV spread?

    You can get HPV when you have sex whether oral, vaginal, or anal, or oral sex with someone who has the virus even though they are not showing any signs or symptoms. It is most commonly spread during vaginal or anal sex.

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    Does HPV cause health problems?

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    Nwasom
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    Does HPV cause health problems?

    It does not cause any problems in most people, but some types can cause genital warts or cancer.

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