VIA| One of the most common, most infectious and dangerous diseases we have ever encountered is the HPV or Human Papilloma Virus. Sounds familiar? It is a disease that caused by a group of viruses that attack your skin and membranous areas like your mouth, throat, cervix and other. It is considered to be the most widespread sexually transmitted disease in the world, but bear in mind that not only intercourse spreads this disease, but genital skin to skin contact can also cause the HPV to spread to new people. This is important because, you might think that condoms are just enough to keep you safe from HPV, but just by touching the skin of the genitalia with your own, will make you contract the disease.
Some statistics show that around 65% of every woman will contract HPV in some period of their lives. This is a worrying fact to how infectious HPV is.
Of course, what makes HPV so horrible is the way it manifests itself. HPV can easily be spotted by horrible warts. But, do not think that if you catch HPV, these warts or other symptoms will be visible right away. HPV has a way of keeping its head down for quite a while and some symptoms might be hidden for a few years even. This makes HPV even more dangerous.
It must be noted that women contract HPV more often than men. And having this in mind, one part of the female body HPV attacks the most is the cervix which in term can lead to cervical cancer. Nearly every case of cervical cancer, one of the deadliest types of cancer which is the leading cause of death in women, has been linked with HPV infections.