The best way to protect yourself from HPV is to avoid direct contact with the virus. Visible genital warts could be a sign of HPV, however, in most cases there are no signs of the virus. In this video, Dr. Isabel Blumberg shares some ways to protect yourself, including wearing a condom during sex and an HPV vaccine for women.
Genital HPV.Atlanta, Georgia.: Center of Disease Control Fact Sheet, 2007. (Accessed October 20, 2009 at http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/default.htm.)
Human Papillomavirus Infection. Washington, D.C.: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2006. (Accessed October 20, 2009 at http://www.acog.org/publications/patient_education/bp073.cfm.)
Human Papillomaviruses and Cancer: Questions and Answers.Bethesda, Maryland.: National Cancer Institute, 2008. (Accessed October 20, 2009 at http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/risk/HPV.)
©2005-2017 HealthiNation, Inc. All rights reserved. HealthiNation does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.