According to Karyn Herndon, who is a lecturer at the Northwestern University Medical School that is located in Chicago, no treatment may be the best prescription for the earliest symptoms of the HPV infection in women. Out of every four women that were under observation, three lost their flat warts hence the suggestion that this virus can become dormant thanks to the immune system of the body. The treatment of women by using a laser to remove cervical warts increases the chances for them to have cancerous and precancerous changes in future more than the women who have not been treated.
According to Anna-Barbara Moscicki, who is a medical doctor, the presence of a HPV infection is similar to that of sniffles. The body can get rid of this infection by handling it appropriately. According to a study that was carried out on 600 women of between 13 and 21 years old who were sexually active, HPV Human Papilloma Virus infected 50 percent of them over a period of ten years. Cervical cancer affected 10% of those who developed lesions but warts and lesions did not affect 70% of these women.
Although papilloma viruses that lead to the development of genital warts and plantar warts, that is, HPV, are stealthy, widespread and contagious, many of them are not contagious. They only survive outside the body thanks to their resilience. Warm and moist environments can make shed skin cells that have these viruses infectious. In addition, other people can contract (in Greek κονδυλώματα) from people who do not exhibit any symptoms.
Deadly cancers can develop because of some of these viruses while benign ones can lead to the development of genital warts. Cervical cancer , which develops slowly and is nowadays killing more women in India, Asia and Africa as compared to any other type of cancer owing to the lack of routine Pap smears, develops because of four types of HPV that exist in the genital area.