Emmetsburg Iowa "Palo Alto County Health Systems" on Our Story's Living Well #12

Emmetsburg Iowa "Palo Alto County Health Systems" on Our Story's Living Well #12



my name is Danielle's Bora I am a family practice physician with the family practice clinic and Emmetsburg Iowa I will be speaking today about human papilloma virus welcome to living well HPV is human papillomavirus it is the most commonly sexually transmitted disease to young women and men today greater than 50 percent of young men and women will have been in contact with human papillomavirus at some point in their life there are greater than 40 strains of human papillomavirus many of them causing genital warts vaginal and vulvar cancer cervical cancer anal cancer and penile cancer human papilloma virus can be transmitted commonly without any symptoms or complications but for some human papilloma virus will go on to cause abnormal cells that will continue to form creating cancers and genital warts HPV is contracted through sexual activity I can be contracted with oral and anal intercourse it can also be you can also receive infection with HPV due to close intimate contact rarely HPV infection can be passed on to infants through vaginal childbirth of an infected mother in this instance it rarely can cause throat and vocal warts referred to as recurrent respiratory papilloma ptosis HPV prevention is done with limiting sexual contact at young ages it is also recommended to have a limited amount of long-term life partners in a monogamous relationship people choosing to be sexually active are encouraged to wear condoms with sexual activity in order to decrease the risk of transmission although transmission is only prevented if the condom is worn for the entire sexual act other areas where the condom is not able to be used still at risk for HPV transmission there are two vaccines available Gardasil is a quadrivalent vaccine that protects against four strains of human papillomavirus two strains which cause genital warts and two strains which cause genitalia cancers Gardasil is recommended for young men and women between the ages of 11 and 26 and may be given to young women as young as nine the vaccines are given in a series of three over a course of six months risk factors to receiving a vaccine would be hyper sensitivity of the Gardasil itself or a hypersensitivity to yeast the other vaccine is server racks which is a bivalent vaccine that protects from genital warts concerns of receiving this vaccine would be an allergy to latex the vaccines both show high efficacy in prevention of the HPV strains Gardasil shows a hundred percent efficacy in protection of women gynecological cancers vulvar cancer vaginal cancer cervical cancer in women who have been unexposed to HPV HPV testing is not a standard recommendation there is no general test to determine status or status or infection there is a DNA testing that is utilized for abnormal pap smears to further determine the risk or and/or the determination of the etiology of the abnormal paps it is recommended that men and women who have concerns of abnormal lesions to have visualization by a medical provider to determine the etiology of the lesion and the treatment plan women who are sexually active should continue to receive routine gynecological examinations and cervical pap smears to ensure good cervical health the vaccine is not a guarantee of cervical cancer prevention only a decrease in risk it's recommended to continue to have good preventive medicine for young children has supported and not only by the American kami of Family Practice but the American Kadim II of Pediatrics and the and the Center for Disease Control to vaccinate to vaccinate children between the ages 11 and 26 for a potentially preventable cancer and illness thank you for joining this Donyell spora with living well have a nice day

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