HPV Virus in Men - Information, Health Effects, Symptoms, Prevention, Remedies, Treatment
Here, you will learn about the HPV virus in men.
The genital human papillomavirus (HPV) virus is a common virus that affects millions of sexually active people in the United States. There are more than 40 types of HPV that can be transmitted during sexual intercourse, and some of these affect the genital areas of men.
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Although a lot of the information present about the HPV virus centers on women and the fact that the virus can increase the risk of developing cervical cancer, it also creates health problems for men as well. Men are also at an increased risk of developing certain types of cancers, as well as developing genital warts, which can be painful and unsightly.
Although its rare, some forms of the HPV virus in men can lead to cancer of the penis or anus. However, with a healthy immune system, the chances of developing these cancers are low. Men who have HIV are at a higher risk of developing these types of cancer than men who do not have the human immunodeficiency virus. Statistically, homosexual men are also at an increased risk of developing cancer caused by the HPV virus.
Genital warts are the most common signs and symptoms of the HPV virus in men, although some men might not develop the warts at all. Signs of genital warts include one or more growths on the anus, groin, penis, testicles or thighs, which might be flat, raised, or cauliflower-shaped. They can be painful, or they might not hurt at all. The warts can appear within weeks or months after having sexual contact with an infected person.
Sometimes, the virus can lay dormant in a person for years before it becomes symptomatic. Therefore, an outbreak of genital warts does not necessarily mean that the man recently had intercourse with an infected person.
In addition, just because the genital warts are not present does not necessarily mean that the HPV virus is gone, either. A man can still have the virus in his system, even without the appearance of the genital warts.
Tips, Treatments and Remedies
When no symptoms are present, there is no treatment available for the infection of HPV virus in men. However, when warts and other symptoms are present, these symptoms can be treated. Taking garlic supplements, for instance, is one way to boost the body's immune system, which can help fight off the virus ad decrease the risk of developing some types of cancers.
Applying vitamin E oil and crushed garlic to the warts and then covering them with gauze can help dry the warts out and cause them to fall off. In addition, applying apple cider vinegar to the warts with a cotton ball, or onion juice, can also encourage the warts to dry up and fall off.
The only complete way to ensure that the HPV virus in men is not transmitted is to practice abstinence. However, having sexual intercourse with only one partner who is not infected also keeps the risk low, too. Although condoms do provide some protection from the virus, they are not wholly effective, since the virus can also be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, and not just through bodily fluids.
Having read about the HPV virus in men, you may wish to find out more about this virus by reading the other related HPV articles and pages.
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