Saturday, October 13, 2012

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Question:
I have HPV. Is my life over?

No, your life is not over. It will be OK.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is an extremely common sexually transmitted infection. There are dozens of forms of HPV, but not all of them cause disease. Some forms of HPV cause cervical cancer, and some forms cause genital warts. Other forms seem to cause no disease at all.

Why is HPV important?
HPV causes almost 100% of cervical cancer. If we can prevent HPV, we can prevent cervical cancer.

How did I get diagnosed with HPV?
Most likely, the diagnosis occurred during a Pap smear.

For years, we have known that cervical cancer is almost entirely preventable. When a woman has HPV, it takes years to cause problems, and if caught before becoming actual cancer, it can be treated. That's why we do Pap smears regularly. Pap smears are a light scraping of the cervix that gently brushes off some of the cells. Those cells are examined by a pathologist to determine if they are abnormal or normal. If normal, the woman can continue her regular screening. If abnormal, they must be investigated further.

How do I know if my cervix has abnormal cells?
The abnormal readings that predict cervical cancer are called cervical dysplasia, meaning that the cells of the cervix have been altered by the presence of HPV. These readings can be either LGSIL (low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions) or HGSIL (high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions). The higher the grade, the more abnormal the cells, and the closer to cancer it is. However, these LGSIL and HGSIL do not mean that cancer is present, only that abnormalities are present that may lead to cancer. When a pap test shows LGSIL or HGSIL, this means that HPV is definitely present, so there is no need to do a specific HPV test. (More on abnormal Pap testing in a later blog post).

HPV --> LGSIL (low grade) --> HGSIL (high grade) --> Cancer

A third abnormal finding that may occur is called ASCUS (atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance). This means that the cells looked a little abnormal, but not quite LGSIL or HGSIL, and it was hard to tell whether their appearance indicated dysplasia or not. Until HPV testing, it was very hard to know what to do with ASCUS pap readings. Nowadays, we can test for HPV in the settings of ASCUS. If HPV is positive, then we know that there may be precancerous changes, and so we should treat that as an abnormal pap. If HPV is negative, then the woman cannot have dysplasia, and we can treat that as a normal pap.

Sometimes HPV testing can be done even when the Pap smear is negative. This is one possible method of screening available to women who are 30 years of age and older. You can talk to your doctor about what screening method is right for you.

Do I have an STD for life now?
Not necessarily. In some people, the HPV sticks around for years, and that's how it creates abnormal cells. However, many people, especially young people, acquire and eliminate HPV rapidly before it causes any damage. That's why HPV testing is not as useful in women under 30 - because they can acquire and eliminate HPV so quickly that a positive test doesn't mean much. However, in all women, including women under 30, cervical dysplasia does not disappear quickly, and does need to be followed up. That's why Pap smears are done in even young women.

Can I prevent HPV?
Yes. HPV is sexually transmitted, so the only thing that puts you at risk is having sex. The best protection is abstinence, but if you are sexually active, using condoms is the best way to prevent HPV. HPV is not usually acquired outside of sexual intercourse, so you can't get it from a toilet seat (which people often wonder).
Since men are not tested for HPV, routine STD testing will not identify whether your male partner has HPV. Therefore, it's important to always get pap smears, even if you are monogamous and/or have only had 1 partner.
There is also a vaccine against HPV. It is only partially effective, which means that you still need pap smears, but your risk of having an abnormal Pap smear is much lower, and that's great. Women aged 26 and younger are eligible for the HPV vaccine. (There's a good reason for that. I'll address it in a future post).

17 comments:

Nancy Kathlene said...
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Sangeeta Singh said...

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Lê Trang said...

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rebecca callahan said...

My name is Rebecca Callahan 34 years old i contacted the Human papilloma virus infection/HPV,my husband left me because of this virus and i was unable to get birth,i was really passing through a lot because i tried every angles doctor prescribe to me yet nothing happened,i almost gave up on my life,on a faithful day i decided to check on the internet to see if there will be any means because i was really ready to spend my last cent on this my condition because i do believe my health is more important than anything.
During my research i saw a lady from Canada posted a link to a blog introducing Dr Abumere on how he helped her cure this virus through his natural organic medicine so i decided to give a tho i knew i tried every means,so i purchase the herbal medicine without wasting any time,i was using it as instructed,during the usage i start to notice my body is been release with the itch that i normally occur and i was very happy because it was embarrassing,after using the herbal medicine for three good weeks i decided to go for a test just as the doctor said and i discovered that i was no longer infected with this virus.
Here are the information to contact this doctor abumereherbalcentre@gmail.com / http://abumereherbalcentre.com

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I'm so happy and thankful to the great Dr Akuna for making me a free woman from herpes virus. previously i met with one man and we had sex and condom broke and after that he told me he had a Genital Warts virus. i was mad i broke up with him and was looking for a way to help myself. i met a herbal Dr in India and he gave me medicine. but at the end of the period nothing happened. i was fed up of trying thinking they are all the same fake doctors. i was wrong. until one very evening i reading through a (Grace church guestbook) then i saw thousand of amazing testimonies and i was surprise. but i wrote to him and he replied telling me how i can get his medicine after which i receive and used for 2weeks and was confirm by the same doctor who first tested me positive. Now confirm there is no trace of any disease in me. behold i was negative. i am writing to spread my experience with Dr Akuna and i wish you will also do the same Email:drakunasolutiontemple@gmail.com or his website: http://drakunasolutiontem.wixsite.com/dr-akuna or his Mobil:+2348154625070

Sindi Moloi said...

I was not really having a problem breathing at first. My throat was burning; I thought I had strep throat. I had pain in my neck, and there was swelling around my collar bone. The first doctor I went to said he did not know why there was swelling. He gave me antibiotics and told me that if the swelling was not better to come back in two weeks. I went back in two weeks and he said he did not know what was wrong. Since I do not have insurance, I went to a hospital emergency room, and they said I have COPD.The disease does not improve. My "good days" are far and few these days. My dad and his dad died from this. I am only writing this to inform others that nothing was really working to help my condition.I started on COPD herbal formula i ordered from Health Herbal Clinic,i read reviews from other previous patients who used the herbal formula, my symptoms totally declined over a 5 weeks use of the COPD natural herbal formula. i am now doing very well, my lungs are totally repaired!! Visit there website www. healthherbalclinic. net

Tracia Ann said...

MUST READ: HOW I GOT CURED FROM MY HERPES VIRUS)

Hello, this is my testimony, I was diagnosed of Herpes in 2014 and I

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saw a post in a health forum about a herbal doctor from West Africa ( Dr

Osaro ) who prepare herbal medicine to cure all kind of diseases

including Hiv virus, at first i doubted if it was real but decided to

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Good Luck…................,,,....

Grace Ashley said...

I Never believed i was ever going to be HPV FREE again,DR.ABEGBU has given me reasons to be happy, i was HPV positive for 3 years and all the means and medicine i tried for treatment was not helpful to me, but when i came on the Internet i saw great testimony about DR.ABEGBU on how he was able to cure someone from HPV, this person said great things about this man, and advice we contact him for any Disease problem that DR.ABEGBU can be of help, well i decided to give him a try, he requested for my information which i sent to him, and he told me he was going to prepare for me a healing portion, which he wanted me to take for days, and after which i should go back to the hospital for check up, well after taking all the treatment sent to me by DR.ABEGBU , i went back to the Hospital for check up, and now i have been confirmed HPV FREE, friends you can reach DR.ABEGBU on any treatment of any Disease cos i saw many testimony of different disease like, HERPS,HIV AIDS,EPILESY, CANCER,CFS he is the one only i can show you all up to, reach him on dr.abegbuhealer@gmail.com OR dr.abegbuhealer@outlook.com quick contact him for help and you can just quicky drop your number on your first mail as i did for easily conversation. dont let anyone distract you get your cure

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My Name is Sarah Palin, And this is my Testimony of how i was cured by Dr.Hope the great traditional herbal medicine man. I have being seeing series of testimonies and the wonderful work Dr Hope has been doing in people lives. This made me contacted him because i have been suffering from herpes virus for a long time now, And When i contacted Dr.Hope, he assured me that he is going to cure me, and he told me all i needed to do, without wasting time i did all he ask of me, So i started taking his medications. And to my greatest surprise within just one month and one weeks i was totally cured and now i am free from any kind of virus I am happy and Glad to say that Dr.Hope is really a great and trust worthy man. You can reach him with this Email Address:
drhopeherbalhome@gmail.com or contact him through,Text Message or call his Tel.No: +2348131652960. He said he is also Specialize in curing Any kinds of disease like: HERPES CURE, DIABETES, CANCER, HEPATITIS, HIV/AIDS
SIPHILIS, EPILEPSY, SARCOIDOSIS, Human papillomavirus(HPV). Or any other disease you are suffering from.

Stay Ce said...

Hello everybody ,am stay ce please this testimony is true life story ,is real ,am a very honest woman ,i can never post false testimony on social media ,so let me go straight to the point .i was diagnosed with HPV/WART for two years,living a life of fear for two good years .until one day i saw a post about a good herbalist in Africa curing people from a deadly disease,such herpes,papillomavirus,STD,hepatitis,Als,cancer,copd,with his herbal medicine and he is also a spell caster, i thought it was not true,then i said let me try ,because am used to trying ,i have been trying for two years,till that day GOD wipe my tears,with DR DADA ,He his gifted ,and he is so honest ,so easy to get along with ,so after i contacted him via his email (DRDADASPELLHOME@GMAIL.COM), also whatsApp him on +2348158568638 or(DRDADASPELLHOME@HOTMAIL.COM), so he replied and said my problem is solved that i must stop thinking,so i believed and have faith that i will be cured ,so i purchased the herbal medicine and he sent the herbal medicine to me through courier service ,when i received it ,he told me how to use it ,so i followed exactly the way he said i must use it,he said i will be totally cured after two weeks ,so after two week i went to see our family doctor he tested me and said am negative ,i was so happy i thought i was dreaming ,pls dont ignore this post ,if u think is not real try ,and u will testify just like me ....thanks to DR DADA ,GOD BLESS U YOU CAN CONTACT ME ON MY EMAIL(STAYCE195@GMAIL.COM)