According to WHO There are more than 100 types of HPV, of which at least 13 are cancer-causing. Those 13 types are considered high risk. We will painstakingly try to navigate through each HPV type to reveal the dangers in them or at least alleviate the fears that both many patients have or experience on daily basis. The objective of the article is to provide information and by no means does not represent a physician’s point of view although references can be made to a medical journals.
The HPV TYPE 1 are commonly called HERPES. This is largely because Herpes are sexually transmitted diseases most commonly contracted by sexually active individuals. Herpes also have many times. Individuals infected with Herpes type 1 have sores around their mouth and lips. They are sometimes referred to as fever blisters or cold sores. Herpes caused by HPV TYPE 1 also can cause sores in the genital area of the infected person.
Sores around the mouth are not taken seriously in most cases and most times may not cause severe discomfort leading us to the next question
Is HPV type 1 forever
Many people have raised this burning question: Is HPV type 1 forever because they seem to have been leaving with some types of warts without necessarily ending up in hospital. Some people say that if it doesn’t hurt why worry about it? This attitude to personal care though not the best have been adopted by many people included seasoned professionals.
HPV type 1 is a non-genital HPV type found in common warts of the hand or foot, plantar warts or Butcher warts may be HPV type 1. HPV specific type testing is not routinely done. The most common HPV test does not identify what specific HPV type we have. The test only screens for high risk HPV types. Most often high risk HPV types do not progress to a cancer.
HPV, like all viruses, is forever. It may go into a “remission” or “sleep”, but it will stay with you from the moment you contract it and on. We will be reviewing further the different HPV types
HPV TYPE 2
HPV TYPE 3
HPV TYPE 4
HPV TYPE 5.