Some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have more serious consequences for a person’s health than others. One of these STDs—including human papillomavirus (HPV)—can develop into a potentially fatal illness.
What is HPV?
HPV is the most common STD in the United States. Some types of HPV can develop into genital warts or cervical cancer.
There are vaccines to protect people against HPV and the diseases that may develop from it. However, not everyone has been educated about the benefit of these vaccines or has access to high-quality medical care.
HPV is spread through sexual contact with someone who has the virus. It can be spread when someone has no visible symptoms. Oftentimes, many people with the virus do not know they have it.
This is why it’s important for every sexually active adult to undergo regular STD testing so they can be aware of their status and inform their partners.
The Consequences of HPV
When HPV develops into cervical cancer, those infected may experience the following symptoms:
- Pain during intercourse
- Light bleeding between periods
- Increased vaginal discharge
- Bleeding after intercourse
These symptoms do not usually appear until the cervical cancer that has developed from HPV is in its later stages. Make sure to schedule an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible if you experience these symptoms.
Suffering from HPV-Induced Cervical Cancer? Contact Us Today
Cervical cancer is a life-changing condition that can cost individuals their physical and financial well-being.
At KMD Law, our team can help you seek justice against the person who transmitted HPV to you. It was their legal responsibility to stay educated on their status and inform you, as their sexual partner, of any potential risks of infection.
Contact us today at (833) 456-3529 to schedule a consultation with our team.