Today, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are fairly common. However, not everyone is well adept with these infections, how they are transmitted and if they’re curable.
The most common STD across the globe is the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV affects about 79 million people in the United States alone.
It is the known culprit in the development of one of the deadliest cancers in women, cervical cancer. Learning more about this illness will help many women and even men, to prevent the infection and protect themselves against the disease causing-pathogen.
1. HPV infection is fairly common.
As mentioned earlier, 79 million people in the United States are living with HPV infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the HPV cases causes cervical cancer and this type of cancer is the second most common cancer in women across the globe. In 2008 alone, there were 529,000 new cases of cervical cancer and 274,000 deaths.
2. HPV can be transmitted sexually and even without intercourse.
Since it’s a sexually transmitted disease or STD, the primary mode of transmission is through sexual intercourse. The HPV infection shows in the form of a genital wart. This can be found anywhere in the genital area including the upper thigh and the butt.
However, the virus can be transmitted through intimate skin to skin contact. Though the use of a condom is recommended to reduce the risk of transmission, the area not covered with the condom could contain the virus. It can also cause HPV infection in the mouth, which could be contracted through kissing.
3. Some Doctors May Not Test HPV Infection
HPV infection may not have any symptom in women. However, this type of STD is seldom tested. They usually wait until the person shows signs of an infection. Also, they would only do testing if the Pap smear comes back abnormal. Pap smear is important to detect the illness early.
4. HPV is the cause of cervical cancer
The group of HPV has more than 100 various viruses. There are just two strains that are linked to cervical cancer – types 16 and 18. This means that seldom the other strains are harmful.
5. There is no cure but a vaccine is available.
The types of HPV strains that cause genital warts and cervical cancer can be managed but there is no cure for the infection. HPV vaccines are important to prevent the spread of the illness.
6. There isn't a real test for men
The tests for women and men are different. Currently, however, there is still no real recommended HPV test for men. For women, on the other hand, they need to visit the doctor for HPV testing and Pap smear.
7. You can get HPV through kissing
Simple skin to skin contact like kissing can lead to the transfer of the virus.
HPV infection is a life-long battle. It may lead to cervical cancer. Still, prevention is better than cure. Have yourselves vaccinated against the infection.
16 Apps to Try If You Want to Hook Up
Just in case you’re in the mood to explore.
These days, making connections, whether deep or superficial, can be easy if we take advantage of technology. There are many ways now to meet people as well as stay in touch with those from our past. From joining interest groups to dating, finding a potential life partner to simply hooking up, there are plenty of apps to choose from.
For this list, we round up 16 dating apps you can try if you're looking to hook up. Always remember to exercise caution when using these tools, and of course, don't forget to have fun.
Three Friends Organize Orgy Parties For Customers – And Business Is Booming!
Ever fantasized about joining an orgy? This business will make your dreams come true!
Three friends from Sydney, Australia have created a unique sex-related business together and, according to them, it’s doing really great. They established Sensual Erotica which they say is a “safe place for people to explore their sexuality.”
The trio organizes parties they describe as “conscious orgies.” These gatherings allow interested customers to (or ‘players’) to freely express their desires in a safe environment.
Meet Tomas, Felicity, and Niki – the founders of Sensual Erotica.
Five Siblings Lived With Pigs In Filthy Pen For Years After Parents Abandoned Them
Five kids lived miserably in a filthy pigpen after their parents abandoned them to fend themselves.
Families are supposed to be together through good times and bad times, but apparently, there are factors in life that can tear the supposedly strong bond between them. The Del Rosario siblings, as young as they are, are facing tremendous challenges to survive in this cruel world, with their parents abandoning them to fend for themselves.
Poverty is a common scene in third world countries like the Philippines. It has been a longstanding problem that plagues families in the island that eventually offshoots to other crisis. The Del Rosario children are unfortunately one of those who need to suffer more than anyone else in the country not only because a bountiful life shied away from them, but first and foremost because their parents gave up on supporting them.