Thursday, January 21, 2010

Some info about HPV...

I have posted this before.. But recent events are making me want to repost this..

HPV is a virus that can cause cervical cancer and other diseases.

4 types of HPV - There are 4 types of HPV that cause the most cases of HPV-related diseases in women.
-Types 16 and 18 cause about 70% of Cervical Cancer.
-Types 6 and 11 cause about 90% of all Genital Warts cases.

HPV is easily spread. The virus that can cause cervical cancer can be spread through any kind of sexual activity - not just intercourse!!!

At Risk Now!
While half of all women diagnosed with cervical cancer are between 35 and 55 years old, many of these women were probably exposed to cancer-causing HPV types in their teens or 20s.

 Unlike other cancers, cervical cancer is not passed down through family genes. Cervical cancer is caused by certain types of a common virus. Human papillomavirus (HPV).

For most women the virus will clear on its own. But when it doesn't, cervical cancer can develop.

80% of women will have had genital HPV by the time they are 50 years of old!

Talk to a doctor to find out how you can help protect yourself. After you learn everything you can about human papillomavirus (HPV).
Take these facts and share with friends!

Also on the same note (kinda), get tested for HIV and STDs. Its important. If you have an STD, and don't get it treated, it can lead to issues with trying to conceive.  Lets take care of ourselves, and protect our bodies.

I know its cheesy, but our bodies are our temples.

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