Primary prevention is achieved though vaccination. The vaccines we have available protect only against specific HPV genotypes. After vaccination our body forms antibodies, which prevent the specific viruses from causing infection. This is an ideal solution. There are already two prophylactic vaccines available. Vaccination is preventive and should take place before a girl contracts the virus.
Frequently Asked Questions
HPVs: What they are and what they cause
- HPV and cancer
- Am I the only one with HPV?
How do you explain that many people are infected by HPV viruses but only a few have serious problems from them?Does the chance of infection by genital types of HPV increase depending on the number of sexual partners?
- How did I get HPV?
- When did I contract HPV and who gave it to me?
- What are the tests necessary for checking an HPV infection?
Pap testHPV DNA test
- Will I always have HPV?
- How can I protect myself from HPV?
Men and HPV