Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Approximately 20 million Americans are infected with HPV and it is expected that 5.5 million will contract the HPV through sexual contact each year.
There are more than 40 types of HPV that can infect the genital areas of both males and females. These HPV types can also infect the mouth and throat. Most people who become infected with HPV do not even know they have it.
Cervical cancer is one of the few cancers that is preventable. Because pre-cancerous cells change can be detected before they develop into cancer, it is important to get screened by a health care professional. The 75-year old Pap test has successfully decreased, but not eliminated, cervical cancer rates in industrialized countries. Pap tests are typically performed during routine pelvic exams, and some patients find the Pap smear test to be physically uncomfortable. It can take several weeks to obtain test results from a pap test and abnormal pap tests could result in another trip to the doctor’s office.
The SureScreen Difference
Aequorea Vision Medical has developed medical technology that is designed to detect HPV infection following incubation. Aequorea’s breakthrough technology allows doctors to detect infection instantly during a patient’s exam, without a Pap test. AVM™ SureScreen System allows health care workers to SEE AND TREAT, meaning they can identify HPV damaged cells and lesions and treat the patient in a single visit. With AVM’s technology, health care professionals will be able to monitor and treat infection (if necessary) in order to prevent the development of cervical cancer.
Learn more about cervical cancer and HPV. Ask a health care professional about AVM™ SureScreen Systems.
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Did you know?
Every 2 minutes a woman dies of cervical cancer somewhere in the world.
Approximately 20 million Americans are infected with Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
Cervical Cancer is the second most common cancer in women.
Approximately 5.5 million people will contract HPV each year.
There are more than 40 HPV types that can infect the genital areas of males and females.
Each year, about 12,000 women get cervical cancer in the U.S.
Papillomatosis becomes a herd problem when a large group of young, susceptible cattle become infected.
A horse that has even one lesion, is liable to the disease for life.
Sarcoids multiply over the summer and grow over the winter.
You should keep cattle with warts away from all horses to prevent Sarcoid development.
The simplest method of prevention is to separate infected animals from healthy animals.
It is important to minimize the use of equipment, feeders, waters, etc. that come into contact with healthy and unhealthy animals.
Sarcoids can develop in all equid species including the Horse, Donkey, Mule, Zebra, and Przewalksi Horse.