Human Papillomavirus

A sexually transmitted disease virus also known as HPV. Like a lot of STDs, there are little or no symptoms or signs that you have the disease. However, there are a few types of HPV that cause warts - which can appear on the vulva, anus, cervix or vagina. There is no cure for HPV, but the infection will just go away on its own in most women. If the warts do not go away on their own there are some treatments available. HPV is diagnosed on the basis of abnormal pap results. Certain types are linked to cancer and some are a major cause of cervical cancer. That’s why having a pap test every year is very important, so you can be tested for HPV.
Aliases: HPV

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