Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a viral infection that is passed between people through skin-to-skin contact. There are more than 100 varieties of HPV, but most emphasis is given to the 40 varieties that affect the genitals, mouth, or throat, that are passed through sexual contact.
These include genital warts and warts in the throat (known as recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, or RRP). HPV can also cause cervical cancer and other cancers of the genitals, head, neck, and throat. The types of HPV that cause warts are different from the types that cause cancer. Genital warts, Common warts, Plantar warts, Flat warts
Watch and wait. Sometimes the cell changes -- called cervical dysplasia, precancerous cell changes, or cervical intraepithelial neoplasia -- will heal on their own.Cryotherapy. LEEP or Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure. The abnormal cells are removed with an electrical current. 70% of women infected with HPV clear the infection through natural means within two years. Each year in BC HPV immunization could PREVENT: 150 women from developing cervical cancer 40 women from dying from cervical cancer 5,000 women from developing precancerous cells 10,000 women from requiring invasive procedures to treat abnormal cells 20,000 women from requiring additional follow up and evaluation due to abnormal pap tests