The Human papillomavirus It is one of the sexually transmitted diseases which most affects women in the world, and even men, for what they called to prevent it, because can also be transmitted with fingernails or fingers.
Often the Human papillomavirus it is transmitted when there is skin-to-skin contact, and, although in many cases it only causes warts on the skin or mucus in different areas of the body, in more serious cases it can cause Cancer in other places, like the uterus.
In fact, this virus is the leading cause of cervical cancer, and usually appears between 30 and 50 years of age. And although before it was only thought that its transmission had to do only with sexual intercourse or cuts in the skin, to date it has been discovered that it can also be transmitted in other ways.
Natalia Gennaro Della Rossa, specialist in gynecology and obstetrics of the Ruber Juan Bravo clinic in Madrid, confirmed that the Human papillomavirus can also be transmitted through contact with fingernails and fingertips.
“Another recently discovered route of HPV transmission would be genodigital, so that the fingernails and fingertips constitute a reservoir of the virus that would cause infection by this route,” he explained.
Given this, experts recommend both men and women, have regular medical check-ups, protect yourself during sexual intercourse with condoms or with vaccines from adolescence, in order to reduce the chances of developing some type of cancer from this virus.