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Mexican scientist cures the Human Papilloma Virus

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Mexican scientist cures the Human Papilloma Virus

"Scientific achievement": Mexican researcher finds cure for HPV

According to El Universal, Mexican researcher Eva Ramón Gallegos and a team of collaborators from Mexico National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) have discovered a way to completely eradicate HPV.

Gallegos used photodynamic therapy, a non-invasive light technique which has been used to treat cancerous tumors, the second leading cause of death among Mexican women.

Gallegos has treated hundreds of patients with photodynamic therapy over the last twenty years, studying its effects. Now, she has successfully used this therapy to eradicate HPV in 100% of patients who present without malignant legions, and 64.3% of women with pre-cancerous lesions.

Her discovery will have a huge impact, as most sexually active people will have at least one HPV infection in their lives. Current statistics report that 79 million Americans have HPV, with 14 million new infections each year.

HPV is especially dangerous for women, as it can lead to cervical cancer, which, if left untreated, can cause infertility and death.

El Universal lists her collaborators: Marco Antonio Amoroso Hernández, Ángel Laguna Cancino, Dora Estela Jovel Galdamez, Bárbara Carrión Solano, Guadalupe Balderas Martínez, Eduarda Parra Rossana, Inés Castellanos Oliveros, Rosa Linda Bello Leiva, María Eugenia Melo Petrone, Gumaro Narciso Morales and Petrona Jiménez Martínez.