What Is HPV?
HPV is a common viral infection that will infect most people in their lifetimes, but usually clears up without need for treatment. It is transmitted through intimate contact and is extremely common in people who have had sex before. It does not usually cause any symptoms. HPV has many strains and can be classified as “low risk HPV” and “high risk HPV”. Low risk HPV types may cause genital warts but not cancer. High risk HPV types can cause pre-cancerous changes which may eventually lead to cervical cancer without intervention.