Plz answer my question about HPV?

by Rachel on April 13, 2011

is human papilloma virus (HPV) from the herpes family of viruses?? and if not then…from what family of viruses is it? and to which other virus it’s mostly related?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Shickity D April 13, 2011 at 2:44 pm

No, it’s not. It’s a sexually transmitted virus that can easily turn into cervical cancer.

jscotto772 April 13, 2011 at 3:32 pm

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care bear Steph April 13, 2011 at 3:57 pm

the first one is right, its a virus and its important to get tested…most women never know they have it until complications arise such as cancer

Big K April 13, 2011 at 4:38 pm

HPV is from the family Papillomaviradae and the Herpes is from Herpesviridae. Both are double stranded DNA viruses and can intergrate into the hosts genome making them difficult to eliminate from your body

Alli April 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm

No, HPV and herpes are two completely different viruses.

HPV is abbreviated for human papillomavirus. HPV is responsible for warts which can include warts on the hands, feet, elbows, knees, and the genital area. HPV is also responsible for certain kinds of cancer including cervical cancer, anal, and penile cancer. The most common kind of cancer caused by HPV is cervical cancer. The other kinds of cancer are very rare.

Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are a total of 8 different kinds of herpes simplex virus. Cold sores (oral herpes) can be caused by either herpes simplex virus 1 or herpes simplex virus 2. Genital herpes can also be caused by either herpes simplex virus 1 or 2. The chickenpox, mono, and shingles are also caused by the herpes simplex virus, as well as some other illnesses and diseases.

Check out the links below for more information about the viruses:

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