human papilloma virus


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human papilloma virus

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(Pathology) any one of a class of viruses that cause tumours, including warts, in humans. Certain strains infect the cervix and have been implicated as a cause of cervical cancer. Abbreviation: HPV
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Noun1.human papilloma virus - any of a group of papovaviruses associated with genital or oral carcinomas or a group associated with benign genital tumors
papovavirus - any of a group of animal viruses associated with or causing papillomas or polyomas
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Thanks to cervical screening and the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination programme, cervical cancer is now largely preventable - although the number of women attending cervical screening tests is now going down every year.
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the name for a group of viruses that affect your skin and the moist membranes lining your body, for example, in your cervix, anus, mouth and throat.
USA], December 6 (ANI): Vaccinating boys against human papilloma virus (HPV) before they become sexually active may be highly effective, as according to a study males who are infected once with HPV16, a type responsible for most HPV-related cancers, are at 20 times higher risk of reinfection after an year.
According to her, nearly 100 percent of cervical cancer cases are caused by HPV or Human Papilloma Virus.
The study found it was safe to extend the gap for smear tests in older women who'd previously tested negative for the human papilloma virus, a factor in cervical cancer.
Human papilloma virus is the name for a group of viruses which can lead to some forms of cancer as well as genital warts.
The jab protects against the human papilloma virus, which ups the risk of oral, anal and penile cancers.
Since the introduction of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme - which protects against strains of the human papilloma virus linked to cervical cancer - for teenage girls in 2008, evidence has emerged immunisation can provide protection against a wider range of cancers which may be more commonly seen in gay men.
KEY WORDS: Pre-malignant lesions, Oral squamous cell carcinoma, Salivary diagnosis, Biomarkers, Human papilloma virus.
Aim: The aim of our study was to evaluate the level of knowledge of the adolescent girls who presented to our clinic about human papilloma virus (HPV) infection and HPV vaccine.
Summary: Medical organizations announced Thursday they are working to increase the number of people in the country vaccinated against dangerous viruses such as Human Papilloma Virus and rotavirus.
The International Journal of Cancer states that more than 70 per cent of cervical cancers are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) strains 16 and 18.

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