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What is Human Papillomavirus?

What is Human Papillomavirus?

  • Human Papillomavirus: Very common sexually transmitted disease causing genital warts and associated with certain cancers.
  • Human Papillomavirus: A species of PAPILLOMAVIRUS causing WARTS in humans. These benign, squamous EPITHELIAL NEOPLASMS can sometimes progress to malignancy.
    Source - Diseases Database

Human Papillomavirus: Introduction

Types of Human Papillomavirus:

Types of Human Papillomavirus:

Broader types of Human Papillomavirus:

How many people get Human Papillomavirus?

Prevalance of Human Papillomavirus: 20 million Americans currently infected (NIAID; CDC 2001)
Prevalance Rate of Human Papillomavirus: approx 1 in 13 or 7.35% or 20 million people in USA [about data]
Incidence (annual) of Human Papillomavirus: 5.5 million new cases (NIAID/American Social Health Association)
Incidence Rate of Human Papillomavirus: approx 1 in 49 or 2.02% or 5.5 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Human Papillomavirus: Approximately twenty million people are currently infected with HPV. Fifty to 75% of sexually active men and women acquire genital HPV infection at some point in their lives. About 5.5 million Americans get a new genital HPV infection each year. (Source: excerpt from HPV: DSTD) ... An estimated 20 million people in the United states are infected with HPV, and as many as 5.5 million new infections occur each year. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

How serious is Human Papillomavirus?

Complications of Human Papillomavirus: see complications of Human Papillomavirus

What causes Human Papillomavirus?

Causes of Human Papillomavirus: see causes of Human Papillomavirus
Risk factors for Human Papillomavirus: see risk factors for Human Papillomavirus

What are the symptoms of Human Papillomavirus?

Symptoms of Human Papillomavirus: see symptoms of Human Papillomavirus

Complications of Human Papillomavirus: see complications of Human Papillomavirus

Incubation period for Human Papillomavirus: Warts can appear within several weeks after sexual contact with an infected person, or they can take months to appear. (Source: excerpt from HPV: DSTD)

Can anyone else get Human Papillomavirus?

More information: see contagiousness of Human Papillomavirus
Inheritance: see inheritance of Human Papillomavirus

Human Papillomavirus: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Human Papillomavirus.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Human Papillomavirus.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Human Papillomavirus: Gynecologist, Urologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Human Papillomavirus.
Treatments for Human Papillomavirus: see treatments for Human Papillomavirus
Prevention of Human Papillomavirus: see prevention of Human Papillomavirus
Research for Human Papillomavirus: see research for Human Papillomavirus

Society issues for Human Papillomavirus

Costs of Human Papillomavirus: estimated $3.8 billion in 1994 (NIAID)
Costs of Human Papillomavirus: In the United States, total costs associated with HPV (excluding HPV-related cervical cancer) were an estimated $3.8 billion in 1994 in the United States. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Organs Affected by Human Papillomavirus:

Organs and body systems related to Human Papillomavirus include:

Name and Aliases of Human Papillomavirus

Main name of condition: Human Papillomavirus

Class of Condition for Human Papillomavirus: viral

Other names or spellings for Human Papillomavirus:

HPV, Genital HPV infection

HPV, Papillomavirus, human Source - Diseases Database

Human Papillomavirus: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Human Papillomavirus:


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