As the HPV virus is rampant among young people, the infected are panicking, and the uninfected are worried every day. Effective measures to avoid HPV infection are urgently needed. At present, this has become a social problem that is not easy to solve. Although it is very difficult to completely avoid it, There are some methods that can effectively reduce the chance of HPV infection. Changsha Xinxiang Hospital has specialized in researching and treating HPV virus for more than 20 years. The following HPV experts will tell you how to effectively reduce HPV infection:
1. Timely vaccination. Vaccinations can prevent dangerous HPV infections, and some vaccines can also prevent genital warts. HPV vaccines work better before first sexual intercourse!
2. Consistent use of condoms can reduce (but not eliminate) the risk of acquiring HPV. Condoms only partially cover (protect) the skin of the genital tract and thus partially reduce the risk of infection. The better the continued use of the condom, the higher the degree of protection.
3. Reduce the number of roommates you have.
4. In addition to the spread of contact in the same room, there is another place that is easily ignored by everyone, that is, the contact with unclean items in public places may also be infected. Because the HPV virus has been detected in public places such as bathroom doorknobs, toilet seat cushions or public bathtubs, etc., if you do not wash your hands in time after using the public toilet, or if the cleaning is not thorough, you may bring the HPV virus home middle.
Therefore, everyone must keep the good habit developed during the epidemic – wash your hands frequently and continue.
HPV vaccine does not prevent cancer 100%
More than 100 subtypes of human papillomavirus (HPV), the culprit of cervical cancer, have been found so far, among which high-risk HPV can cause cervical cancer, and 14 types have been confirmed. The higher-risk subtypes in China are HPV16 and 18, which are responsible for about 70% of cervical cancers.
Inoculation of bivalent HPV vaccine is only for HPV16 and 18 which have a high probability of infection at present, but cannot prevent all types of HPV infection.
Therefore, the injection of HPV vaccine cannot prevent cervical cancer 100%, it can only be said to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer. Women also need regular cervical cancer screening.