Human Papilloma Virus (HPV )

In recent years the number of people contracting the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has been increasing significantly. The concern of the society also has grown and although the disease has a greater connotation in women – for being the leading cause of cervical cancer, "men do not escape the effects of the virus. The National Cancer Institute, in Spain, indicates that HPV is a group of more than 100 types of viruses, some of which may cause warts, papillomas (benign tumors of the skin) or simply may not manifest itself. According to the urologist and surgeon Jose Manuel Pardo, the spread may be through sexual contact or use of contaminated clothing, as an interior or towel. In men, most HPV infections occur without symptoms and go away without treatment over several years. However, sometimes the infection remains and causes changes in cells and the appearance of warts or warts on the genitals, anus, mouth and even up the urethra and bladder.

Define the exact time it takes to manifest injuries complicated, because sometimes the warts appear at weeks, in others months or years of having the infection. Furthermore, not all strains will be manifested in the same way, those which are identified by the numbers 6 and 11 cause the appearance of warts. The patient should be alert to any unusual event in their genitals. The appearance of warty bodies, either flat or in a high Cauliflower is a symptom of HPV. These lesions rarely cause pain and therefore not of major concern in those who present them.