Any Connection Between Hpv and Genital Herpes?

October 28, 2009 by admin 

Is HPV caused by Genital Herpes? Is HPV and advanced stage of genital herpes? What is the connection between HPV and Herpes? I have seen this question many times getting asked. The simple answer is that both are totally different diseases. Both are sexually transmitted diseases but the similarity ends there. I think that some people confuse between the tow diseases because of the nature of transmission and growth of these diseases. Let us see how. Herpes Virus causes Genital Herpes. HPV is the name of virus group that has more than 100 virus types. The full name is Human Papilloma Virus. Some types of this virus cause ordinary warts. some cause Genital Warts and some cause Cervical cancer. HPV itself is not a disease.The only possible similarity between the two diseases is that both are sexually transmitted and both are incurable. Whereas in Genital Herpes blisters form in Genital Warts caused by HPV warts form on or near the genitals. Another similarity between the tow diseases is that people who show no outward sign may transmit both. These people are called silent carriers. They may transmit the diseases to their partner. Sometimes they may not be aware that they are infected themselves. A blister that is caused by Genital Herpes may get misdiagnosed as a pimple or a boil. But it goes away after sometime. In case of Genital Warts, the warts do not disappear. They have to be removed. I hope that the above note will clear whatever confusion any of you may be having about HPV and Genital Herpes. To repeat, both are as different as cheese and chalk.This article is only for informative purposes. This article is not intended to be a medical advise and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor for your medical concerns. Please follow any tip given in this article only after consulting your doctor. The author is not liable for any outcome or damage resulting from information obtained from this article.


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