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What is HPV?


Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).  It is most commonly spread during vaginal or anal sex; however it is also passed on by skin-to-skin contact.


HPV is so common that nearly all sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives. There are many different types of HPV. Most HPV infections don't lead to cancer. But high-risk or oncogenic HPVs, which can cause cancer, are 16 and 18. At least a dozen high-risk HPV types have been identified.

Human Papilloma Virus Cells 

HPV and Cancers 


Not many people are aware of the health problems caused by being exposed to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Most of the HPV types are cleaned naturally by our immune system, but certain types of HPV do not go away over years causing cancer. Some of the HPV related-cancers are:


  • Cervical cancer:   The most common HPV-associated cancer. 

  • Anal cancer:         About 95% are linked to HPV.

  • Vaginal cancer:    About 65% are linked to HPV.

  • Throat cancers:    About 60% are linked to HPV. 

  • Vulvar cancer:      About 50% are linked to HPV.

  • Penile cancer:       About 35% are linked to HPV.

Cervival Cancer Cells

Myths & Facts



  • Carrying HPV virus means you will get Cervical Cancer.           

  • The HPV Vaccine can cure HPV.                                                            


  • Regular Pap test means you do not need the HPV Test.                                                                                            

  • Symptoms of HPV appear immediately after infection is contracted.

  • Being infected with HPV means that you are at greater risk for developing Cervical Cancer.

  • The HPV Vaccine cannot cure nor treat HPV. Even if you get vaccinated you still need to get screened.

  • Sexual active women have a better chance of preventing Cervical Cancer if they get HPV test.

  • HPV is a virus that often has no symptoms, but it can cause Cervical Cancer. 

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