If you are sexually active, which let's admit it, most men are or at least wish they were, then you will want to know about HPV. HPV stands for human papilloma virus. It is a sexually transmitted disease that is transmitted the most because most of the people who are infected do not know they have it. And, there are 40 different kinds of HPV.
HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that is most frequently passed from one person to another through intercourse and anal sex. HPV can be passed between both heterosexual and homosexual people. It is fast spreading because the symptoms generally do not present themselves so the infected go undiagnosed.
Symptoms of HPV can be genital warts. These can appear as small bumps or larger raised ones. Cervical cancer can be caused by HPV but is also considered a symptom since HPV can be undiagnosed for years or even never diagnosed at all if there are not any visible problems. Warts in the throat are also a symptom of HPV called Recurrent Respitory Papillomatosis or RRP.
HPV is preventable by receiving a vaccination. The vaccine is recommended for females between the ages of eleven and 26. It is also now available for males ages nine to 26. The vaccine is given in a series of three shots. The risk of catching HPV along with other sexually transmitted can also be lowered with the use of condoms during sexual intercourse. HPV can be passed on to a partner in areas that are not covered by the condom.