We can protect ourselves from most diseases by using condoms. But a disease like this cannot be protected from with condoms. The expert Nelly Mugo from the University of Nairobi stated that even when using condoms against STIs like Aids or HIV the condom cannot protect us from the HPV ( Human Papilloma Virus).

HIV is still presumed to be the most dreadful sexually transmitted disease, but it is not that easy to be contracted like the HPV. HPV kills many women around the world and the condom is only 60 % effective against it.

This epidemic is deadlier than AIDS. Here in this article you can read about why HPV is deadlier than the HIV.

The Misconception of the Condom

Even though many people think that the safest thing is to use a condom, they can`t be fully protected with it against HPV. It can lie silent in the body for years before appearing in its worst form – death.


HPV is a name for a group of viruses that can affect the skin and moist the membranes lining the body like cervix, anus, mouth and throat. There are over 100 types of HPV many of which can cause warts.

A prolific virus

Almost every man and women contract the HPV at some point in their sexual life. It transmits by intimate skin to skin contact, and this applies to any part of the body where the skin touches another. This means that the condoms cannot protect every part of the body, which makes them unsuccessful in preventing the HPV of appearing.

Contracting the HPV

Usually is transmitted during sexual contact and most people are affected this way. But HPV doesn’t always show signs of appearance, so it means that it can be transmitted even if the infected individual has no signs or symptoms of this virus.

Cancer connections

The most common disease related to the HPV is the cervical cancer. The cervical cancer is the leading cause of death among women can appear with the HPV infection. There are two types of the HPV that are responsible for almost 70% of cervical cancers and these types are type 16 and type 18.

Women in danger

Usually the male transmits this virus to the female due to the fact that males are usually the carriers of this virus and women are more susceptible of contracting the virus than man.