HPV Testing in London
The Gynaecology Clinic is all about your health and well-being. We have adopted a procedure that facilitates effective treatment of different kind of health issues from minor to major. We have a team of experienced medical practitioners and gynaecology specialists to help combat HPV and several other sexually transmitted diseases you might have.
We are readily available to attend to you wherever in London you might be through our friendly and caring team. When it comes to facilities, you can be assured that we have some of the best labs and equipment in London to ensure we cater to your health needs and combat any disease you might have. Whether you have symptoms of Chlamydia, Herpes, HIV & AIDS, Gonorrhea or HPV, with our gynaecology specialists, we are sure to take a walk with you and profer solutions.
HPV infections are one of the most common sexually transmitted infection. Anyone who is sexually active can get HPV, but you are most likely to get it if you have had many sex partners or have had sex with someone who has had many partners. But what exactly is HPV?
It is an acronym for Human papillomaviruses. They are a group of related viruses capable of causing warts on different parts of your body. There are more than 200 types, and about 40 of those types affect the genitals. HPV can be contracted through sexual contact with an infected person. It can put you at risk for cancer. HPV is a common virus that can infect teens and adults.
Categories of HPV
There are two categories viz:
- Low-risk HPV: This one can cause genital warts. They are also considered as the mucosal types because they invade and live in cells on mucosal surfaces. They can infect the lining of the mouth and throat.
- High-risk HPV; this can cause various cancers like:
- Cervical cancer
- Anal cancer
- Vulvar cancer
- Penile cancer
- Some type of throat and oral cancer
- Vaginal cancer
There’s also the Cutaneous (skin) HPV type capable of causing common warts on the skin, such as on the arms, chest, hand and feet.
Some persons develop genital warts from HPV infection, but others have no symptoms. Most high-risk HPV infections disappear within 1 to 2 years and do not cause cancer. However, some infections can persist for many years. Those infections, if not treated can change the cells and become cancerous. But the good news is that there are vaccines that can prevent infection with the types of HPV that most commonly cause cancer.
At Gynaecology Clinic, we carry out Pap tests to diagnose changes in the cervix that might lead to cancer. Along with HPV tests, we use Pap tests in cervical cancer screening.
Can HPV be treated?
Your immune system can cause genital HPV infections to go away. The cell changes caused by an HPV infection can be treated, but the virus itself cannot be treated.
Call our friendly team at Gynaecology Clinic for your HPV screening, HPV Cancer Screening, HPV vaccines, and HPV Vaccine safety.