Human Papilloma Virus Symptoms
What is do human papilloma virus symptoms look like?
Depending on the location of the human papilloma virus infection will determine what the symptoms look like. Most often the virus will cause warts on the skin. Warts on the soles of the feet or palms of the hands grow inward and will be a hardened area. These warts are commonly referred to as plantar or seed warts. Warts that grow outward can develop anywhere on the body and include areas such as the back of the hand, mouth and the genitalia. Human papilloma virus that is contracted by a woman from her sexual partner can cause lesions on the cervix (within the vagina) and lead to cancer. Infection with the human papilloma virus is one of the leading causes of cervical cancer in women.
How are human papilloma virus symptoms spread from person to person?
The human papillomavirus is one of the most commonly spread viruses between people. The virus is spread easily by skin contact with a person who has the virus. Skin contact can be from touching the outer skin or from touching the mucous membranes of an infected person. Sexual intercourse with an infected person can spread the virus. Many people carry the virus and are symptom free, passing the virus to others without ever knowing it.