HPV, also known as human papillomavirus, is a family of viruses that live in the epithelial cells of the human body and under certain conditions cause their rapid division and degeneration. As a result, such unpleasant formations as warts, papillomas, and condylomas grow on the skin. But this is not the worst when infected with papillomavirus. Scientists have found that HPV can trigger the development of a cancerous tumor.
Of course, this does not mean at all that if a person is found to have HPV, then he will certainly get cancer. Moreover, the papillomavirus, according to some sources, affects about 60-70% of the world’s population, and according to others – 90%. Continue reading