HPV, or the human papillomavirus, also known as human papillomavirus, is a family of viruses that, penetrating the skin cells and mucous membranes, cause the development of warts and papillomas in them. Papillomavirus is a large family, today more than 500 types of HPV are known, but about 80 types are dangerous for humans. Why are they dangerous?
In addition to purely cosmetic defects in the form of warts and papillomas, certain types of HPV can lead to the development of the cancer process. Depending on this property, viruses are divided according to the degree of oncogenicity into non-oncogenic, low-, medium- and highly oncogenic.
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