What symptoms will we see if we become infected?
Most of these infections are asymptomatic and subclinical, that is, we cannot know if we have contracted the virus with the naked eye because there will be no obvious signs. It can only be diagnosed by physical examination, cytology, or through a test that detects viral DNA. Genital warts are the most visible manifestation of HPV infection. These warts can be located in different areas, so it is essential to thoroughly examine the entire genital area.
The first demonstration that HPV caused cancer was made in 1935 by Francis Peyton Rous. Later in 1983, the German virologist Dr. Harald Zur Hausen (Nobel Prize Physiology / Medicine 2008), discovered for the first time that uterine cervix cancer was caused by HPV 16.