What Is HPV?
Human papillomavirus (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. There are many different types of HPV. Low risk HPV types cause warts but not cancer. High-risk HPV types can cause pre-cancerous changes which may eventually lead to cervical cancer without intervention.