The process of evolution of the HPV It was recreated by researchers from the University of Hong Kong and the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in the United States.
According to responsible researchers Zigui Chen and Robert Burk, understanding the evolution of the virus is important to develop techniques for the prevention and treatment of HPV.
The virus has more than 200 variations, with 40 that affect the genitals and some that lead to cancer of the cervix, although it is dangerous to have HPV.
The study used the variation of HPV 16, one of the most lethal and carcinogens, which also affects non-human primates. This variation is responsible for the development of cervical cancer in the penis, throat and anus.
From then on, the two sides attempted to identify the path traveled in humans and other primates. The results have determined that the virus is more than 500 thousand years old.
According to Dr. Jane Oh, the obstetric gynecologist eventually all sexually active people will be in contact with papilloma virus, for ease of contagion.