16 HPV in men — type of HPV in men
The danger of HPV type 16 in men and its symptoms
The threat acronym HPV stands for human papillomavirus. This kind of DNA viruses that dwell within the human cells. In the process of dividing the HPV on human body appear papillomas, condylomas, and warts. There are about 100 varieties of human papillomavirus. Of them the most dangerous oncogenic types of infections (viruses, 11, 6, 18, and 16). The first two are a major threat to women, but HPV 16 and 18 in males may lead to precancerous conditions or cancer.
- Indication of the presence in the body of the HPV virus
- Ways of infection and symptoms
- Phase of infection
- What is the danger of infection for men?
Indication of the presence in the body of the HPV virus
Since HPV 16 and type 18 are the most dangerous oncogenic viruses and sexually transmitted diseases, they often strike the genitals and anus. Many people when infected with these virus types are no serious health problems arise. Moreover, they may not even suspect that there was an infection. After some time the human immune system can handle the infection.
Rarely HPV type 16 in men leads to various diseases of the reproductive system. This is due to the fact that even though the virus and not manifest tumors, it significantly reduces local immunity, which the human body becomes protected against other sexually transmitted infections.
Even more rarely HPV type 18 in men causes a variety of neoplasms (papillomas, genital warts, warts). The growths can appear not only in the genital area and anus, but also in the throat. Eventually develops recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. In the end, may lead to blockade of the respiratory system, the consequence of which is difficulty breathing and hoarseness.
Ways of infection and symptoms
These varieties of HPV DNA are only transmitted sexually, that is, during vaginal, oral or anal sex. The infection can occur even if the second partner is a carrier of the virus, but he had no external signs of disease.
If we talk about the symptoms of the disease, they appear not always. If our immune system is strong enough carrier of HPV, the virus will be asymptomatic to dwell in physiological fluids. But with the weakening of protective forces of human body symptoms of HPV 18 type. The weakening of the immunity the infection begins to actively proliferate. When the accumulation of large colonies in the mucosa or the skin begins the process of cell division, leading to the appearance of skin lesions. Men can appear papillomas, warts, warts, in women, often affects the uterine neck.
HPV-16 in men often leads to formation of warts and papillomas. If the patient does not show the doctor did not treat these tumors, there are several possible scenarios for the development of the disease:
- Education can remain unchanged;
- Papillomas and warts can be much more if 16 and type 18 HPV affects neighboring cells of the skin or mucous membranes;
- Build-up can become more;
- In the course of disease progression can begin the development of malignant tumors.
Phase of infection
Causes of abnormalities caused by HPV, we reviewed. Now let us examine the stages of the disease:
Important! Not all men over the disease goes through all four stages. Often the process stops at one stage reaching malignant transformation of cells.
What is the danger of infection for men?
HPV 18 variants are not so dangerous for men as for women. This is due to the fact that the risk of cancer against the background of such infections in men are much lower. However, if the immune system men will not allow the virus cells to multiply and he will not have clinical manifestations of the infection, the man is dangerous to women because it is a carrier of a dangerous oncogenic virus.
If early diagnosis will allow you to suspect men are the carriers of oncogenic HPV, it will be observed. When the first signs of pathological changes in the epidermis will be the treatment that will prevent cancer. No less important in the process of passive observation of a carrier of the virus has and the condition of his immune system. It must be maintained and strengthened, since only a strong immune system is a reliable defense against the virus. In the section of immunology provides guidelines to strengthen the immune system and to maintain it at the proper level.
Though most often oncogenic types of HPV do not pose a serious danger to men, sometimes they may be responsible for the development of the following diseases:
Prevention can be recommended to use a condom, although not completely eliminate the risk of infection when it is applied will not work. It is equally essential to legible sex life and to choose reliable partners. Men useful to abandon bad habits and to support the immune system hardening, proper nutrition and physical activity.