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We've all heard about HPV, but do you understand the risks? Don't fall for misinformation.

Reviewed by Lori McNeal, M.D. , | Gynecology, | Gynecology

The Basics
Symptoms and Diagnosis
Living with HPV

The Basics

The Facts About HPV

Human papillomavirus is extremely common, but preventive measures and medicine can reduce risk.

The virus can cause cervical cancer, but is there any reason that boys should get vaccinated?

The more readily we all accept the validity of this vaccine, the more lives we will save.

HPV is the most common STI, and it's linked to cancer, so diagnosis and treatment are critical.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Symptoms and Diagnosis of HPV

Learn what to look for and how to get tested.

Almost 80 million Americans are currently infected—that's a lot of warts.

Most cases of the virus are asymptomatic, so how are you supposed to know if you have it?

HPV can create serious complications but doesn't often show symptoms. Take note and stay aware.


Treatment of HPV

It can't be cured, but this common virus doesn't have to negatively affect your life and health.

This common treatment can have varying side effects.

The most common STI in the world could give you cancer, or it could simply disappear.

An infection from HPV often clears up on its own, but here's what you can do if it doesn't.

Living with HPV

Living With HPV

An understanding of the physical and mental effects of HPV infection will help you manage it.

As the original sexual liberation generation ages, understanding HPV becomes critical.

While infection is prevalent, mostly harmless, there are some important reasons to tell your par

HPV doesn't have to be a roadblock. There are a number of ways to protect you and your partner.

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