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Prevention of HPV in the mother


Prevention of human papillomavirus

Trying to meet the needs of specialists in women’s health, Novafem fertility and genetics medical center, provides an alternative accurate diagnostic for human papillomavirus (HPV), which is one of the most commonly transmitted sexual diseases. Worldwide it affects between 20% and 46% of sexually active women and it may be related to one of the most frequent cancers for women, such as cervical or cervical cancer. For this reason many developed countries use a screening of said pathology, after a cytological study that suggests the presence of this virus (HPV), the determination of the strain present in the cervix of the woman, to establish whether it is of high risk (16,18, 31 and 45) of intermediate risk (33, 35, 39, 51, 52, 56, 59, 68) or of low risk (6, 11, 42 and 44), in which regards its relationship with cervical cancer.

Other infectious microorganisms that can produce complications in pregnancy, are hemoparasites and viruses that are transmitted during pregnancy. These are responsible for producing some alterations within the pregnant woman. These microorganisms can be named as: Toxoplasma Gondii, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein Barr Virus (EBV).

Novafem, fertility and genetics medical center, works on the design of molecular biology exams that can serve as laboratory support for all specialists who work in reproductive medicine. Novafem is trying to meet the needs of the population in regard to the design of batches of exams, useful for the specialist responsible for the care of the couple and their baby.