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HPV ( HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS )
Most strains of HPV do not cause any visible warts or symptoms. As a result, individuals can pass the virus to others without knowing it.
Most infections transmitted mainly by sexual contact involve oral, anal, or vaginal contact with an infected person.
Human papillomaviruses are distributed worldwide and about 70% of the population will contract the virus at least once in their life.
Warts, particularly genital warts. Most HPV infections are asymptomatic; however, they can manifest into cancers (cervical, anal, vaginal, vulvar, penile, tonsil, and larynx).
Practice safer sex by using a condom.
Get vaccinated: vaccination should ideally be done prior to becoming sexually active and coming into contact with the HPV virus.
Routine cervical cancer screening is recommended for women regardless of their HPV vaccination status.