The process of evolution HPV was restored by researchers at the University of Hong Kong and the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in the United States.
According to scientists responsible Zigui Chen and Robert Burk, understanding the development of the virus is important for the development of techniques for the prevention and treatment of HPV.
The virus has more than 200 variations, with 40 afflicting the genitals and some leading to cervical cancer, even if it is dangerous to have HPV.
The study used the HPV 16 variant, one of the deadliest and most carcinogenic, involving non-human primates. This deviation is responsible for the development of cervical cancer in the penis, neck and anus.
Since then, both parties have been trying to identify the path traveled to humans and other primates. The results showed that the virus is over 500,000 years old.
According to dr. Jane Oh, a gynecologist in the end, all sexually active people will have contact with the papilloma virus for easy infections.