Human papilloma viruses are so common that most men and women become infected during their lifetime. HPV infection usually goes unnoticed. However, some papilloma viruses can cause harmless warts, condyloma. Certain types of viruses increase the risk of certain tumors, especially cervical cancer.
Papilloma viruses are pathogens that can cause inflammation and changes in the skin. Some only occur in humans. Therefore, they are called human papilloma viruses (HP viruses or HPV). They penetrate the skin or mucous membranes, probably through small cracks or injuries, and multiply inside the cells. HPV is transmitted by direct contact with the affected areas of the skin or mucous membranes.
What are the consequences of HPV infection?
HPV infection usually goes unnoticed, does not cause symptoms, and usually goes away on its own. However, it happens that women get HPV virus and cervical cancer. Cancer can develop years and decades after infection.
To date, over 200 different types of HPV are known. Some lead to the formation of skin warts (papillomas). About 40 types of HPV cause infections of skin and mucous membrane cells in the genital area and are transmitted sexually. They are called “genital HPV”. Other types affect the face, hands or feet. Different types of HPV can occur at the same time.
Genital HP viruses can in turn be divided into high-risk and low-risk types. Low-risk HPV can cause the development of genital warts (also called condyloma). Genital warts are often uncomfortable but harmless. There are on average about 1% of the population, they occur more often in sexually active young people. In about a third of patients, genital warts disappear on their own after a few months, even if they are not treated. The most common types of low risk are HPV 6 and 11.
What types of viruses increase the risk of cancer?
High-risk HPVs often multiply in the cells of the mucous membrane around the cervix, in the transition area between the vagina and the cervix. Here viruses can lead to tissue changes (dysplasia), more precisely to cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). A malignant tumor can develop from CIN over the years. However, this rarely happens. Twelve high-risk types of HPV increase the risk of cervical cancer. The most common are HPV 16 and 18. Also, these types are most often found in tumor tissue.
In addition to cervical cancer, HPV can also increase the risk of dysplasia in the external female reproductive organs such as the lips (VIN) and in the vagina (VAIN), in the anus (AIN) and in the mouth and throat. Penile dysplasias are possible in men (PIN). Tumors develop from dysplasia in these parts of the body less often than in the cervix.
How do people get HPV?
Because HP viruses are widespread, most sexually active women and men will become infected with HPV at least once in their lifetime. Usually, the immune system successfully fights the virus and disappears without causing symptoms.
Because HP viruses can go unnoticed in skin and mucous membrane cells throughout the genital area, you can become infected through any intimate skin contact, not just during sexual intercourse. Infection with body fluids such as semen, blood or saliva is considered unlikely. However, viruses can be transmitted during oral sex if the oral mucosa comes in contact with areas of the skin infected with HPV.
Women and men are infected with a similar frequency. However, the possible consequences of an infection such as cancer are less common in men. In women, the risk of infection is highest until the age of about 30 years.
HPV infections can be detected directly by an HPV test or indirectly by smearing changes in the mucosa.
How to protect yourself from HPV?
Because HP viruses are so prevalent, you can become infected with HPV the first time you come into close contact. Anyone who would like to safely protect themselves from infection would have to be completely celibate or have a healthy partner who did not have any other intimate contacts.
Condoms do not provide reliable protection against HPV because they do not protect all areas of the skin in the genital area that may be exposed. However, they reduce the risk of infection. In addition, condoms protect against many other sexually transmitted diseases.
Vaccination is available to girls and women who are not yet infected with HPV. Vaccines can protect against certain types of HPV infection. This also reduces the risk of developing cervical cancer.
The content of the preparation of one vaginalet:
Curcumin extract 100mg
Artemisinin 99% 100mg
Dimethyl sulfoxide 100mg
Oil sweet wormwood 50mg
Boswelia serrata oil 200mg
Peppermint oil 50mg
Turmeric oil 100mg
Tea tree oil 100mg
St. John’s wort oil 100mg
Eucalyptus essential oil Eucalyptus polybractea cryptone 100mg
Type of use:
Use one to two vaginal suppositories the night before bed.
Discontinue use during the menstrual cycle