HPV and Traditional Chinese Medicine
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The paper explains that the genital human papillomavirus, also known as HPV, is the most frequent sexually transmitted infection (STI) known; the paper then looks at the history and epidemiology of this disease as well as the groups most at risk and the risk factors involved. The paper explores how once HPV develops into genital warts or cervical cancer, it can be managed by way of traditional Chinese medicine that regularly combines acupuncture with Chinese herbs. The paper addresses primary level- prevention and screening, secondary level- acute care and tertiary level- chronic care or rehabilitation and concludes that further research is needed to further define this holistic health presentation and its care.
Groups at risk
Groups at risk
From the Paper:"HPV has been called the least talked about sexually transmitted disease. In 1998, the American Social Health Association (ASHA) urged people to break the silence, as part of National STD Awareness Month about the human papillomavirus (HPV). Age and smoking along with any kind of sexual activity adds to any woman's risk of cervical cancer. One of the reasons the human papillomavirus creates so many troubles for health care providers is that there is very little known about the way the disease manifests itself. It is not known whether it can ever be completely eliminated from the body, if condoms can shield future sex partners, or if it in fact causes cervical cancer (Community Health, n.d.).
"Most HPV is recognized before it turns out to be cancerous, more often than not due to genital warts or abnormal Pap smears. Since the connection to cervical cancer is so strong, doctors who find HPV regularly take a closer look at the vagina and cervix. If a biopsy demonstrates that the abnormal cells are probable to become cancerous, women are often counseled to have the lining of their cervix removed, usually done with lasers or by freezing. The procedure though carries a risk of infertility due to damage to the cervix (Community Health, n.d.)."
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- Cervical Cancer. (2004). Retrieved August 28, 2010, from Penn State Web site: http://www.hmc.psu.edu/healthinfo/c/cervicalcancer.htm
- Community Health. (n.d.). Retrieved August 28, 2010, from Web site: http://www.brown.edu/Courses/Bio_160/Projects1999/hpv/comhealt.html
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