Most HPV infections are asymptomatic and have no clinical manifestations. Most women infected with HPV recover on their own within 6 to 24 months. When the virus is transmitted in the body, the symptoms appear and they differ depending on the location of the infection: skin warts, herbal warts, pylori warts (around the nose or mouth), genital warts. There are over 150 strains of the virus, but not all of them have great oncogenic potential, says Dr. Ewan Stoyan, primary obstetrician gynecologist, founder of the Royal Hospital in Bucharest, guest of the Sănătatea FM program.
Dr. Yuan Stoian, Primary Gynecologist and Obstetrician
“HPV is a large group of viruses with a character of over 100-150 strains, affecting both men and women, with the genital site being the genital area, plus the oral area. But not everyone gets (…) so HPV is a virus that has tropism “Affinity to the genital area mainly, through the main transmission is through sexual contact, but the infection can also be transmitted through contaminated objects, for example a hotel towel or a deck chair.”