Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an extensive virus with over 100 strains that affect humans. Different HPV strains have a range of different effects from harmless warts to life-threatening cervical cancers. Treatments such as ointments and freezing with liquid nitrogen can remove warts, however, the HPV infection still remains. Although a vaccine is now available to protect against infection of some strains, regular Pap tests are also recommended to ensure infections are treated promptly.
Giant Microbes make excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands on approach.
Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.
HPV is 100mm long, 95mm wide and 85mm thick, made of grey medium-pile polyester plush with polyester filling and plastic eyes.