You can't always tell when you have HPV, sometimes there are no symptoms to show that you have it.
- HPV is a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
- HPV is the most common type of STI.
- HPV can affect both females and males.
- You can "catch" HPV through having any kinds of sex, including vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the virus.
- HPV vaccines can protect the types of HPV viruses that are known to cause cervical cancer.
- Females and males are best protected when they get the HPV vaccine before they become sexually active.
HPV can lead to the development of these cancers:
- Cervix (female only)