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HPV

What is HPV?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of related viruses. They can cause warts on different parts of your body. There are more than 200 types. About 40 of them are spread through direct sexual contact with someone who has the virus. They can also spread through other intimate, skin-to-skin contact. Some of these types can cause cancer.

There are two categories of sexually transmitted HPV. Low-risk HPV can cause warts on or around your genitals, anus, mouth, or throat. High-risk HPV can cause various cancers:

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  1. HPV (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is HPV? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of related viruses. They can cause warts on different parts of your body. There are ...
  2. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Test What is an HPV test? HPV stands for human papillomavirus. There are many types of HPVs. Some of ... infections can lead to cancer. Other names: genital human papillomavirus, high risk HPV, HPV DNA, HPV RNA What ...
  3. The virus that causes genital warts is called human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted ...
  4. Cervical Cancer Screening (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... types of tests: the Pap test and the HPV test. For both, the doctor or nurse collects ... cells that could become cancer later. With the HPV test, the lab checks for HPV infection. HPV ...
  5. Human papillomavirus infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection. The infection is caused by the human papilloma ... 3, 2023. Rettig E, Gourin CG, Fakhry C. Human papillomavirus and the epidemiology of head and neck cancer. ...
  6. ... taken in its entirety from the CDC HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine Information Statement (VIS): www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ ... statements/hpv.html . CDC review information for HPV (Human Papillomavirus) VIS: Page last updated: August 6, 2021
  7. Genital Warts (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The warts usually appear as a small bump ... completely eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading HPV. If your or your partner is allergic to ...
  8. Why get vaccinated?HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine can prevent infection with some types of human papillomavirus.HPV infections can cause certain types of cancers, including:cervical, ...
  9. What is HPV?Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. More than half of sexually active men and ...
  10. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    A fact sheet about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines for the prevention of infection with certain types of HPV, which is the major cause of cervical cancer.
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