Frequently Asked Questions
An HPV infection is the most prevalent Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI). The papillomavirus family member, Human papillomavirus (HPV), is the cause of it. They can create warts on many regions of the body.
HPV infection does not usually produce any symptoms except a few warts that may be painless, as follows.
- Genital warts
- Common warts
- Plantar warts
- Flat warts
An HPV infection can lead to the following complications:
- Tumors in the larynx, nose, soft palate, tonsils, or on the tongue.
- On rare occasions, if the infection is passed from a mother to her kid, it could result in a noncancerous development in the infant’s voice box.
- Warts may have an ugly effect.
- Depression and warts-related self-esteem issues.
- Genital warts may restrict the passage of urine.
- Infection and ulceration.
- Spread of HPV infection to others.
By doing the following, one can lower their chance of getting infected by a HPV virus:
- When administered before a person starts having sexual activity, they are secure and effective and may protect against illnesses, such as cancers brought on by HPV.
- Routine screening between the ages of 21 and 65 can prevent cervical cancer in women.
- To reduce your risk of contracting HPV during intercourse, always use condoms correctly.
- Refrain from having several sexual partners and maintain a mutually monogamous union.