Sexually Transmitted Diseases/human papilloma virus (VPH)

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Hello good day, I have the following doubts on the subject, I would appreciate an answer please
What is HPV?
How is HPV transmitted?
Is there any treatment for this disease?
What are the symptoms of those infected?
How it can be prevented infection by this virus?
  thank you very much

Answer
HPV, or Human Papillomavirus, is the virus that causes genital warts. Nearly 100 strains exist with 1 out of every 4 sexually active adults contracting it in their lifetime. The issue becomes which strain did you get? Most people who get HPV don't even know they have it because their immune system either suppressed the virus permanently or destroys it. However, the horror story HPV cases are much rarer, but the only sure fire way to be diagnosed is through a pap test or scrape. HPV, in the more virulent forms, causes fleshy growths, known as papilloma's to appear around the genitals. It is spread through direct sexual contact and has been known to appear in or around the vaginal area for women and the anus, and the groin area and anus for men. One of the best methods for protecting yourself is by using protection with each sexual encounter, especially if you don't know your partners status. For more information, or a consultation if it concerns you, please see your primary care provider or specialist OBGYN. Best wishes.

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John Brice

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Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.

Experience

3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

Organizations
*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

Publications
American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

Education/Credentials
*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

Awards and Honors
Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

Past/Present Clients
*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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