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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

The Basics
Symptoms and Diagnosis
Treatment
Living with HPV

The Basics

The Facts About HPV

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

More men than women get HPV, but their risk of cancers is less. It’s far from harmless, though.

I never thought I would have cancer at age 33, especially not cancer caused by an STI.

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.

Staying informed about HPV can reduce your risk for cancer, including cervical cancer.

HPV symptoms are rarely obvious, so caution and monitoring are crucial to minimize cancer risk.

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

Treatment

Treatment of HPV

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

New guidelines say adults up to 45 years old can get the HPV vaccine. But is it worth it?

Daily supplements can improve immune system function and may prevent HPV-related illnesses.

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.

Certain lifestyle habits, including unprotected sex, may be to blame. Find out the facts.

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

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

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