Impact of HPV Infection on the Quality of Life in Young Women
J. Escalas*, 1, C. Rodriguez-Cerdeir2, A. Guerra-Tapia3
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2009
First Page: 137
Last Page: 139
Publisher Id: TODJ-3-137
Article History:Received Date: 19/03/2009
Revision Received Date: 25/03/2009
Acceptance Date: 31/05/2009
Electronic publication date: 29/10/2009
Collection year: 2009
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The possibility to acquire sexually transmitted diseases generates bio-psycho-social conflicts affecting women’s daily lives. We try to investigate the knowledge of women on the concept of being infected by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and to understand the significance they attributed to their condition as HPV carriers. Studies on women who have had anomalous Pap Test results have highlighted psychological consequences like anxiety, fear of cancer, sexual problems, changes in body image, difficulty in reproductive functions, hypochondria, a sense of heedlessness and anger.
We think that it is possible to understand the necessity of assistance, orientation and the opportunity to listen to them.