Monday, 25 May 2020

Human Papillomavirus (HPV): Scientific Facts vs. Myths

SARASOTA, Fla: Studies found that many women are lacking basic knowledge about the HPV. One study found that "awareness about HPV among US women is low. Having heard about HPV did not ensure accurate knowledge."

A second study concluded "Among both the adults and adolescents there was a good deal of misunderstanding about symptoms associated with genital warts, about the purpose of Pap smears, and about the association of genital HPV with abnormal Pap smears and cervical cancer."

A third study determined that Girl's and parent's lack of knowledge was common in three areas: "what HPV is, how HPV is transmitted, and the HPV and cervical cancer connection."[3]

The result of this ignorance is an abundance of myths.[1] As the study concluded: "through the investigation, it was possible to perceive that HPV is a disease that is still unknown and surrounded with mystery ... This ignorance, which interacts with cultural factors, favors the development of wrong concepts, such as beliefs and myths." [4]

To address these myths, Lilac corp has created a website that contrasts the myths with scientific facts reported in the most recent scientific papers published in the leading scientific journals. Some of the wrong beliefs and myths included on the website are the following: Once you have HPV, you have it forever; There is only one type of HPV; Genital warts lead to cervical cancer; An abnormal Pap means cervical cancer.. To find out more about these myths, go to

If you believe that you, or someone you know, are suffering from HPV symptoms, seek medical advice from a doctor or healthcare professional. You can also ask your healthcare professional about the Lilac Corp natural treatments for people infected with the HPV called Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin, or you can search for information about these products in the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

(PRN | 3 years ago)