Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common causes of viral infection of the reproductive system, according to WHO. Some variants of this virus can cause genital warts and cervical cancer, which is why HPV vaccines have been developed to prevent the disease.
If you detect symptoms of this condition, it is important to seek the advice of an expert. At the UROINFO clinic, you can receive the care of a specialized urologist, who will guide the treatment in the most appropriate way.
Both men and women can benefit from the HPV vaccine
So far, various vaccines have been developed to prevent HPV, which can be applied to men and women from 9 years old. However, due to high demand and low supply of vaccines, WHO has advised countries to prioritize vaccination of girls aged 9-14, preferably before they begin sexual activity. . For this reason, the number of countries that include children in their vaccination plan is very low. Despite this, some countries are exceptions, such as Australia, Bermuda, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Serbia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, among others. These countries claim that vaccines are also necessary in men, since they prevent not only cancer of the cervix, but also that of the throat, neck, head, mouth and genitals.
HPV Symptoms and Treatment
In many cases, people with this virus do not have symptoms until the disease has already progressed. This is why regular checks are particularly important. However, obvious symptoms may occur, such as inflammation, brown discoloration of the genital area, cauliflower-shaped skin sores, changes in color or thickness of the penis or vulva, itching and bleeding in these areas.
The HPV vaccine is preventive, but there are also other methods that can help relieve the symptoms of the disease, depending on its severity. UROINFO is a clinic experienced in treating the consequences of this disease. It has state-of-the-art equipment, such as laser devices to remove warts caused by HPV without leaving scars and without pain. Additionally, if cases are mild, experts provide information on topical medications that may be helpful.
HPV is one of the STDs that currently has no definitive cure, but it can be prevented with the help of developed vaccines. Ideally, 100% of the sexually active population receives this vaccine in specialized centers like UROINFO.