More security, HPV vaccine at your gynecologist in Munich
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a DNA virus from the family of papillomaviruses, which is transmissible to humans. Like all papillomaviruses an HPV infection develops only in the keratinocytes of the skin or mucous membranes. Most HPV infections do not cause any physical symptoms. However, in some people subclinical infections become clinical and benign papillomas may cause (such as warts), premalignant lesions, which cause cancer of the cervix, vulva, vagina of the penis, the anus.
Researchers have identified more than 170 types of HPV, of whom more than 40 are usually transmitted through sexual contact.
Persistent infection with "high-risk" HPV types-different from those that can cause skin warts and cause precancerous lesions and invasive cancer. High-risk HPV infection is a cause of nearly all cases of cervical cancer.
There have been developed in order to ensure protection against certain types of HPV infection novel vaccines. This vaccination, we have in our Frauenarztpraxis in Munich.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask your gynecologist Dr. Claudia Buchmann-Macrander and her team.