HPV seems to be more rampant now than even AIDS is. Apparently 80% of sexually active people in the United States are infected, and most don't even know it. In addition to that, males have the propensity to carry the virus and transfer it to women who don't realise they have anything wrong with them until warts appear or it leads to cervical cancer. There are many strains of HPV, apparently hundreds, and not all of them lead to cervical cancer, but it's a chance that we should not be willing to take.
Condoms, although not 100% effective still show the best protection against this virus. At least until the HPV vaccine is in mass production & use, but even then, it will only protect against most strains of the virus but not all.
Fortunately, our bodies are geared up to fight this as well. Most immune systems can process and get rid of the virus within 12 months since inception, however there is a possibility that you might get infected by another strain in the future.
HPV is becoming as common as the cold. And that is just friggin' scary.Your thoughts?
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