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MODE OF CONTRACTION
Spread through contact with the skin of a carrier of the virus.
Most people will contract HPV at some point in their lives.
Commonly found in ages 20-39.
45-50 percent survival rate for smokers with head and neck tumors.
Most common in women.
But anybody who has had a sexual encounter has a chance to contract it.
Not affected by ethnicity.
4/10 adolescent girls and 6/10 adolescent boys have not received HPV vaccines.
SHORT TERM HEALTH RISKS
Warts on hands, neck, face, etc.
LONG TERM HEALTH RISKS
Abnormal cell change on the cervix.
HPV+ head and neck tumors.
HOW TO AVOID INFECTION
Latex condoms, must be used correctly.
HPV vaccines should be administered to 11-12 year old children.
Approximately 14 million new cases per year.
At least 79 million people are currently infected.
11,000 cases of cervical cancer diagnosed in the U.S. each year.
More than 4,000 women in the U.S. die of cervical cancer each year.
SYMPTOMS IN MALES
Head and neck cancer
Oropharayngeal cancer, cancer of the tonsils, throat, or tongue.
Cancer in the penis.
SYMPTOMS IN FEMALES
Many times HPV symptoms will go away.
Warts tend to go away after a year.
Cancers are treated in much the same way as other cancers.
It is impossible for men to get rid of the virus, you can only treat the symptoms.
WHERE TO GET HELP
Simply consult your doctor, and they should be able to recommend the correct course of action for your individual symptoms.
"HPV: Medline Plus."
Mayo Clinic "HPV."
"Sexually Transmitted Diseases."