How to protect yourself from HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
Title: How to protect yourself from HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience on how to prevent themselves from acquiring HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
Time: 5-7 minutes
A. How many people in this class know what HPV is? Or have at least heard of it?
B. Those of you who raised your hand to either of those questions know that Human Papillomavirus does not have a cure; but the good news is that the infection often clears on its own, if does not; the treatment is need it, there are many HPV ...view middle of the document...
c. When HPV has contributed to the development of cancer, a person may become symptomatic of the cancer itself in the later stages of the disease. These cancers include cancer of the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and oropharynx.
2. There are hundred different kinds of HPV and not all of them cause health problems.
a. Two of the most High-Risk types of HPV are types 16 and 18 which are marked because they increase the risk of developing cervical cancer faster. (National Cancer Institute found that about 10% of women with HPV type 16 and 18 developed advanced, pre-cancerous cervical disease within three years CIN 3.)
i. The main symptoms with this type of cervical cancer tend to appear only after the cancer has reached an advanced stage: irregular, intermenstrual or abnormal vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse, back, leg or pelvic pain, fatigue, weight loss, loss of appetite, vaginal discomfort or odorous discharge and a single swollen leg.
ii. More severe symptoms may arise at advanced stages.
b. There are about 12 types of Low-risk HPV they are call (low-risk) because they cannot cause cervical cancer. However; they can cause genital warts or very minor cell changes on the cervix. The low-risk types of HVP are known by the number 6, 11, 40, 42, 43, 44, 53, 54, 61, 72, 73, and 81. Type 6 and 11 are linked to about 90% or genital warts [they are the most common ones].
i. When you have Low-risk HPV it tends to go away by themselves and don’t cause cancer.
ii. Although abnormal cells can develop causing you High-risk HPV.
c. Both “High-risk” (cancer-causing) and “Low-risk” (wart-causing) HPV types they put a person at risk for cancer. The National Agency for Research on Cancer found that number 13HPV types can cause cervical cancer, and one of these types can cause cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus and certain head and neck cancers. (Specifically the oropharynx, which includes the back of the throat, base of the tongue and tonsils). The types of HPV that can cause genital warts are not the same as the types that can cause cancer.
Transition*** Now that we know what Human Papillomavirus is and what the symptoms are we can start to understand what helps to cause them.
B. The actual cause of HPV is through sexual intercourse.
3. Evidence has shown that the only ways to spread HPV is through oral, vaginal or anal sex. At times, HPV can be transmitted during birth to an infant causing genital or respiratory system infections.
4. Recent developments on Human Papillomavirus risk from (MNT news).
a. A new study claims to provide...