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HPV and warts

Shahram Mori smori at nmsu.edu
Tue Dec 14 14:56:16 EST 1993

Regarding the question about HPV.
It belongs to the papillomavirus family.It is a double stranded DNA virus 
which has till last year not been cultured in Vivo. It is also one of the
most commonly occurring STD's. They are ususally more of a problem with
women due to the possibility of development into Cancer ( although the
risk is very small). 
Warts tend to disappear within a couple of years.However the use of liquid
nitrogen is common in their removal.

This view is only a Virology and Immunology view of the Virus. Now that we 
can culture it in Vitro we can study it much better and do drug testing.
Go see a doctor if you haven't already and don't be alarmed. It is much more
frequent than you think.
Good Luck.
Program in Molecular Biology
Department Of Chemistry and Biochemistry
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces NM

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