Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Prevent 'warts Sex' with HPV Vaccine

Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) infection turned out to not only prevent sexually transmitted diseases such as cervical cancer, but also prevent genital warts and cervical growth disorders.

There are more than 100 types of HPV, but only a dozen that cause cancer. The rest is less dangerous HPV causes genital warts and papillomatos or tumors in the respiratory tract.

Each year 'HPV' cause 500 000 cases of cervical cancer in women worldwide. Meanwhile warts in the vaginal area and low-scale cervical growth annually suffered by more than 30 million people globally.

Recent studies regarding HPV vaccine conducted randomly on 17 622 women in 24 countries. The participants were aged 16-26 years get the vaccine or a placebo for six months.

Joakim Dillner, researchers from Sweden and his team found that the HPV vaccine also provided significant protection against the emergence of warts and tumors. "This vaccine provides sustained protection up to four years against various types of warts," he said.

Previously, various studies have shown HPV vaccine is safe and tolerable body. HPV vaccine is currently only intended for women and has been proven to reduce the leading cause of death in women.


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