An ordinary wart and a malignant tumor – what do they have in common? No, no, a wart will not degenerate into cancer. However, there is something that unites them – this is HPV, human papillomavirus, or human papillomavirus.
What is HPV?
Under this name is a whole group of viruses of a general nature containing DNA. There are 27 species and about 200 strains. Designate them with numbers: HPV (HPV – human papillomavirus) 1, 2, 16, etc.
The absolute majority of the world’s population is infected with these viruses: according to scientists, from 70 to 90%. But for many, the virus does not manifest itself throughout life and can only be detected by chance. In such cases, they speak of carriage. Continue reading