HPV stands for human papilloma virus. Almost 200 strains of human papilloma virus have been identified as of now. Their infection hardly produces any symptoms in their victims. It belongs to the papilloma virus family. 40 strains of these viruses can be transmitted sexually that is, by vaginal, oral and anal sex.
Most HPV are found to affect younger women where the effects are temporary. 90% cases can be cured within a period of 2 years while 70% are cured in a period of 1 year. The people of U.S.A nowadays show interest in knowing about the symptoms of HPV infection. The symptoms maybe classified under the following subheadings.
Formation of genital warts
Appearance of genital warts on the external genital walls of both males and females is the common symptom of STD HPV infection. In this stage the chances of triggering a cervical cancer in women are the least.
Abnormalities detected in the cervical regions of women
In women, doctors find certain unusual changes in the cervical region and recommend medication accordingly. A Pap test can be conducted to detect and confirm HPV infection which in its extreme form can cause cervical cancer in women.
Pain in the pelvic region
Many women complain of experiencing pain in the pelvic region and this is mainly due to the reproductive organs being infected by the virus.
Pink and flesh colored rashes
Appearances of flesh and pink colored rashes or lesions on the exposed genital skin are common.
Presence of moisture on the infected areas
The affected area always tends to remain damp and moist.
Burning and itching sensation
During urination the victim of human papilloma virus infection can feel a burning and itching sensation gripping them.
Other kinds of warts
Besides genital warts, plantar, flat and common warts are also found over the affected areas. Their size can vary. From small to the size of a cauliflower these warts may exist. Initially the victim experiences no pain with the surfacing of these warts, but later it can turn out quite painful.
In most women human papilloma virus hardly generates any symptoms. So it is advisable to get a Pap test done every year as long as one remains sexually active. Only 1 out of every thousand cases in U.S.A is unfortunate to develop cervical cancer from the persistent infection of human papilloma virus.
The presence of multiple warts may look quite dangerous. However if medication is followed properly, one can get rid of these symptoms. This should not be forgotten that if one takes the risk of stopping these medications after a little improvement in the condition, the resurfacing of these symptoms in her would be obvious. This time it may appear with a stronger impact and greater intensity.