HPV Overview Information
Health experts estimate that there are more cases of genital HPV infection than any other sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States. But what is HPV, specifically?
Human papillomaviruses, or HPVs, are a group of viruses that can infect the skin and mucous membranes of both men and women. There are over 100 different types of HPV, over 30 of which are transmitted sexually. The types that are transmitted sexually can lead to genital warts and an increased risk of cancers in some people. Other infected people will experience no symptoms whatsoever.
(For a more complete overview, click HPV. This article features helpful information on a number of topics, such as how a diagnosis is made, whether the infection can be prevented, and more.)