සමාජ රෝග හා ඒවායේ රෝග ලක්ෂණ මෙන්න - මේ වගේ රෝග ලක්ෂණ ඔබටත් තියෙනවද බලන්න


HIV & AIDS Information : Factsheet Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Although HPV and HIV are both sexually transmitted, there’s no medical link. However, the behaviors that put you at risk of contracting HIV can put you at risk for HPV.

What is HPV?

Over 150 related viruses are collectively referred to as human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). It can cause other health conditions, including genital warts and cervical cancer.

About 79 million people in the United States have HPV. It’s so widespread that most sexually active people will contract at least one type of HPV during their lives.

What is HIV?

HIV is transmitted sexually. The virus attacks and destroys CD4-positive T cells. These are white blood cells that defend your body by searching for and fighting off infection. Without healthy T cells, your body has little defense against opportunistic infections.

If you don’t get treatment for it, HIV can lead to AIDS.

In the United States, more than 1.2 million people are infected with HIV. Approximately 12 percent, or 156,300 people, are unaware of their infection.