People with warts frequently have lesions in other regions, such as the pubic region, groin and elsewhere. Sometimes shaving these areas or hair removal creates micro-abrasions which allow HPVs to penetrate and infect the basal layer of the epithelium. Also, friction of a region (such as the anus) with infected fingers/fingernails can be the cause of lesions (in this case without actual anal contact).
Frequently Asked Questions
HPVs: What they are and what they cause
How frequent are subclinical lesions caused by HPV in the general population and what is the incidence compared to the incidence of genital warts?
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- 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 testColposcopyWhat does the doctor see under the microscope when examining a biopsy and what are the possible diagnoses?
- Will I always have HPV?
- How can I protect myself from HPV?
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