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It probably wouldn't be wrong to call a person's health his most vulnerable characteristic, would it? Given the kinds and variety of germs and microbes that exist, and their ability to prove fatal to humans, one must stay on his toes against any kind of diseases However, one particular disease does come to one's mind when he's asked which disease he/she thinks to be most deadly - HIV AIDS. But the sad truth is the fact that there is another diseases too, which is far more dangerous than HIV! Check it out!
Human Papilloma Virus or HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease. It is not similar to HIV or Herpes, but is much dangerous than the two. It is so common that nearly all sexually-active men and women get it at some point of their lives. However, if diagnosed timely, it can be cured!
HPV or Human Papilloma Virus can be spread when someone has any kind of sex with a person who is already affected by HPV. HPV can be passed even when an infected person has no signs or symptoms. The catch here is that it only takes a person to be sexually active to contact the virus, even if he has sex with only one person!
"Getting gonorrhea from this strain puts someone into septic shock and death in a matter of days," Christiansen said. "This is very dangerous. It can be passed through skin on skin contact, making condoms only 30% effective." Scary enough?
Here's a fact - women are at a much higher risk of getting the virus than men. Male-to-female transmission has a 5% higher rate of occurrence than female-to-male transmission. Now here's how you can avoid contact with this deadly virus: The best way to avoid HPV is to get vaccinated. HPV vaccines are completely safe and effective. They protect both males and females against HPV diseases which include cancers which are caused by HPV; when given in the suggested age groups. HPV vaccines are given in three shots over six months and it is important to get all three doses.