Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases

HPV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, trichomoniasis and HIV/AIDS are the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis are treatable with medication, especially antibiotics. Herpes and HPV are treatable and maintained under control, explains Dr. Monica Suarez Kobilis, Family Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care. About HIV, the specialist affirms it […]

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Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis

Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis

Dr. Richard Vivero, Otolaryngologist with Baptist Health South Florida, says Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP) is an HPV or human papilloma virus related problem. “RRP are like little cherries structures that grow all over the vocal cords.” He explains RRP develops in the lining of the vocal cord, anywhere there is a junction between two different […]

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Diagnosing Human Papillomavirus

Diagnosing Human Papillomavirus

Dr. Alberto Sirven, Medical Director of the West Kendall OB/GYN Program and Women and Infant Credentials Committee Chairman with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, says the majority of people with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) don’t know they have it unless they are tested for it. “It is a silent disease that we don’t see unless it is […]

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Pap and HPV Testing

Pap and HPV Testing

HPV is a virus and it’s sexually transmitted. It’s very common and a lot of women will be exposed to this virus, affirms Dr. Monica Suarez Kobilis, Family Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care. The expert also explains the Pap test looks for any abnormal cells. She says HPV can cause cervical cancer. Also, […]

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HPV: Types of Warts

HPV: Types of Warts

Dr. Alberto Sirven, Medical Director of the West Kendall OB/GYN Program and Women and Infant Credentials Committee Chairman with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, explains Human Papillomavirus (HPV) has different types of warts. “There are the venereal warts which are the benign papillomas, and there are the ones that are called malignant lesions that don’t show […]

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Causes of Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Causes of Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Every year there are approximately 14 million new Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infections in the United States. Dr. Alberto Sirven, Medical Director of the West Kendall OB/GYN Program and Women and Infant Credentials Committee Chairman with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, says the main cause is having intercourse. “HPV could be contracted in any time of intercourse […]

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An Overview of HPV

An Overview of HPV

HPV is a sexually transmitted disease and it can cause cervical cancer. Dr. Alberto Sirven, Medical Director of the West Kendall OB/GYN Program and Women and Infant Credentials Committee Chairman with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, says HPV is also associated with penile cancer, rectal cancer and oral cancer and he explains how vaccine helps to […]

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High-risk HPV Strains

High-risk HPV Strains

Dr. Alberto Sirven, Medical Director of the West Kendall OB/GYN Program and Women and Infant Credentials Committee Chairman with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, explains there are four mainly strains to diagnose Human Papillomavirus (HPV): 6, 11, 16, and 18. “6 and 11 are benign and 16 and 18 are more malignant”. He also says those […]

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