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More is known about HPV (Human papillomavirus)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is very common and particularly infectious
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is very common and particularly infectious
 

Eight of them are responsible for 90% of cancers of the cervix. They are the types of HPV identified by a large study published Monday in The Lancet Oncology. Among these evil, three are particularly common, including two targeted by currently available vaccines.

Types 16, 18, 45, 33, 31, 52, 58 and 35 were identified as the eight most common HPV (in descending order), only 16 and 18 is already the target of two vaccines against HPV are currently on the market (Gardasil from Sanofi Pasteur MSD and Cervarix by GlaxoSmithKline).

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is very common and particularly infectious. According to estimates, 70% of sexually active people are exposed at some point in their life, usually in adolescence or early adulthood. In the vast majority of cases, it is eliminated naturally, but in 3-10% of cases the infection persists and can cause lesions of the cervix, which can then progress to cancer.

Another recent study showed that HPV is more frequently implicated in cancers of the oral cavity, which shows an increase in the past 30 years. "The increase in oral sex and number of partners" seems to be the main reason, according to researchers.

 
 
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