What is HPV?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Although there are more than 40 genital types of HPV, 9 types cause the majority of HPV-related cancers and diseases.

These 9 types also can infect the mouth and throat and are responsible for approximately :

  • 90% of CERVICAL CANCER CASES
  • 90% of ANAL CANCER CASES in males and females
  • 85% of VAGINAL CANCER CASES
  • 90% of VULVAR CANCER CASES
  • 90% of GENITAL WARTS CASES in males and females

HPV is not the same as herpes or HIV (the virus that causes AIDS). These are all viruses that can be passed on during sex, but they cause different symptoms and health problems.