General reviews

Papillomaviruses comprise a large variety of viruses, over 100 known strains, with tropism for teguments and mucous membranes. Besides the benign lesions that they may cause, some strains are considered responsible for the occurrence of cervical cancer. The treatment of the HPV infection includes a variety of destructive or pharmaceutical treatments; in young patients the virus may become undetectable within 24 months from the infection.
Recently scientists have tried to vaccinate on a large scale the young generation against the HPV in order to reduce the risk of cervical, oropharyngeal, vaginal or anal neoplasias and also that of genital or tegumentary benign lesions.