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Human Papillomavirus (HPV): Scientific Facts vs. Myths

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.”

The result of this ignorance is an abundance of myths. 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.”

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.

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.


Myth: It’s hard to be exposed to HPV
Myth: Once you have HPV, you have it forever
Myth: The HPV viruses is only found in the genitals
Myth: There is only one type of HPV
Myth: People with HPV Show Symptoms


Myth: Only women can get cancer from HPV
Myth: Genital warts lead to cervical cancer
Myth: An abnormal Pap means cervical cancer
Myth: There’s no relationship between smoking and HPV infection


Myth: Doctors are still unclear about how exactly HPV is transmitted
Myth: If I’ve always used condoms, I’m not at risk for HPV
Myth: Only people who have casual sex get STIs
Myth: An HPV diagnosis means your partner has cheated
Myth: You won’t get HPV if you’re healthy
Myth: HPV is a young person’s virus


Myth: HPV vaccines are all the same
Myth: I got the HPV vaccine, so I don’t need cervical cancer screenings
Myth: The HPV vaccine means you won’t get HPV
Myth: The HPV vaccine protects for life
Myth: HPV causes preterm birth and hypertension in pregnancy


Myth: HPV can’t be treated


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