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Abbreviation for human papillomavirus.


human papillomavirus.


human papillomavirus


1 abbreviation for human papillomavirus.
2 abbreviation for human parvovirus.


A DNA virus that causes warts on acral parts which, in those with multiple sexual partners, may be premalignant, especially in those infected with types 16, 18, 31, 33 or 65 genotypes of HPV  have been described. A genotype is distinct if it has < 50% DNA sequence similarity or “homology” with its closest relative. HPV has been identified by in situ hybridisation in epithelial proliferations that are benign (e.g., condyloma acuminatum), or malignant (e.g., squamous cell carcinoma of the penis, anus, and uterine cervix) or of uncertain clinical behaviour (e.g., inverted papillomas of the nasopharynx).


Human papillomavirus Infectious disease A DNA virus that causes warts on acral parts which, in those with multiple sexual partners, may be premalignant, especially in those infected with type 16—65 genotypes of HPV have been characterized–by a genotype is distinct if it has < 50% DNA sequence similarity or 'homology' with its closest relative; HPV has been identified by in situ hybridization in epithelial proliferations that are benign–eg, condyloma acuminatum, or malignant–eg, squamous cell carcinoma of the penis, anus, and uterine cervix, or of uncertain clinical behavior–eg, inverted papillomas of the nasopharynx. See Oncogenic HPV, Cf Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.


Abbreviation for human papillomavirus.

Human papilloma virus (HPV)

A large family of viruses, some of which cause genital warts; HPV can be transmitted to a fetus during birth.


submicroscopic, obligate intracellular, parasitic microorganisms, formed of DNA/RNA enclosed within a protein shell (capsid); capable of passing through bacterial filters
  • Epstein-Barr virus hepatovirus causing infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever); found in cell cultures of patients with Burkitt's lymphoma

  • herpes simplex virus see herpes simplex

  • herpes zoster virus see herpes zoster

  • human immunodeficiency virus; HIV retrovirus; causative agent of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); see syndrome, acquired immunodeficiency

  • human papillomavirus; HPV viruses infecting skin/mucous membranes to cause warts (e.g. verruca pedis; genital warts)

    • HPV-1 virus associated with solitary plantar wart formation

    • HPV-2 virus thought to be linked to mosaic wart formation

    • HPV-4 virus associated with plantar wart formation

  • poliomyelitis virus picornavirus (enterovirus spread via faecal-oral route) causing viral meningitis of the spinal cord and long-term destruction of anterior horn cells and local autonomic neurones (see anterior poliomyelitis)

  • slow virus virus-like agent/virion associated with slow virus diseases, e.g. Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease

Patient discussion about HPV

Q. hpv Can i get pregnant

A. You can get pregnant you just need to tell your doctor whats going on so he can keep an eye on the issue.

Q. Should I Vaccinate My Daughter Against HPV? I have a 12 year old daughter. Her School wants all the girls aged 12 and up to be vaccinated against HPV. A lot of Parents are against this vaccine. I want to know more about this vaccine and if I should vaccinate my daughter.

A. before you would like to go on with any vaccination, you should check out this very long list of links:


at the bottom you will also find links in english. vaccinations in general are very disputable/dubious and it is probably time that we learn about it.

Q. Is there a natural cure for hpv?

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References in periodicals archive ?
Because of the higher sensitivity of HPV testing compared with Pap cytology, some have advocated the use of HPV testing as primary screening with cytology triage rather than the reverse (cytology with HPV triage), which is more commonly used today.
The quadrivalent HPV vaccine sharply lowers risk of infection with HPV-6, HPV-11, HPV-16, and HPV-18 in MSM and general-population women.
The 2009 recommendations from the expert working group at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) categorized HPV into 4 groups: carcinogenic (group 1), probably carcinogenic (group 2A), possibly carcinogenic (group 2B), and not classifiable (group 3).
Finally the research team used standard statistical methods to identify factors that raised chances of (1) a positive high-risk HPV result on their first test, (2) high-risk HPV clearance or persistence, and (3) high-risk HPV at any time during the study.
These studies will also help identify the possible emergence of other high-risk HPV types that the current vaccines do not give protection against.
One way to improve HPV vaccine uptake is to get physicians on to understand and support the effort, said APHA member Paul Reiter, PhD, an assistant professor at Ohio State College of Medicine.
Papanicolaou staining of exfoliated squamous cervical cells (commonly called 'Pap smear') detects cellular changes, including the effect of HPV infection (koilocytes, LSIL, HSIL or cervical cancer cells).
GARDASIL may not fully protect everyone, nor will it protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV.
If one partner was infected with HPV, the other partner's chance of also being infected with the same HPV type increased over 50 times.
Overall HPV prevalence in high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN 2 and 3) was 85 per cent, ranging from 78 per cent in Asia to 88 per cent in Europe.
The model predicted that compared to screening with HPV alone* with a DNA-based test, screening with Pap+HPV Together using the ThinPrep Pap test and Aptima HPV assays could, over the next 40 years[sup.