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Is HPV common in Europe?

Is HPV common in Europe?

Based on an updated meta-analysis of HPV type distribution in the whole of Europe, HPV16 and/or 18 are estimated to be present in 52%, 61% and 76% of cytologically detected high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions, histologically confirmed cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2/3, and invasive cervical carcinoma …

Where does HPV virus come from?

How do you get HPV? HPV is easily spread from sexual skin-to-skin contact with someone who has it. You get it when your vulva, vagina, cervix, penis, or anus touches someone else’s genitals or mouth and throat — usually during sex.

Can you get oral HPV from French kissing?

Many doctors suspect it’s passed on through oral sex, but no one can say for sure. It’s also uncertain if you can get the virus from deep “French” kissing. But it is clear that you can’t get oral HPV from casual contact, like kissing on the cheek or sharing a drink with an infected person.

Where is HPV found?

Most HPV types cause warts on the skin, such as on the arms, chest, hands, or feet. Other types are found mainly on the body’s mucous membranes. Mucous membranes are the moist surface layers that line organs and parts of the body that open to the outside, such as the vagina, anus, mouth, and throat.

What country is HPV most common?

The highest HPV prevalence in these women was found in Oceania (21.8%, estimated to 30.9% in 2019) and Africa (21.1%), followed by Europe (14.2%), America (11.5%), and Asia (9.4%) (7, 11, 12).

Which countries give HPV vaccine?

HPV vaccines are approved for males in several countries, including Switzerland, Portugal, Canada, Australia, Ireland, South Korea, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and the United States. In males, Gardasil may reduce their risk of genital warts and precancerous lesions caused by HPV.

Will HPV ever go away?

In most cases (9 out of 10), HPV goes away on its own within two years without health problems. But when HPV does not go away, it can cause health problems like genital warts and cancer.

How common is HPV in the UK?

How common is HPV? Around 8 out of 10 people will be infected with HPV at some point in their lives.

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