Human papillomavirus HPV is a group of more than related viruses. Each virus in this large group is given a number, which is called its HPV type. Men can also get penile HPV cancer. HPV is transmitted through intimate skin-to-skin contact. You can get HPV by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the virus.
HPV and Genital Warts: Understanding Your Diagnosis
HPV human papillomavirus is the virus that causes genital warts. Millions of people carry this virus. Finding out you have HPV may be upsetting for you and your partner. But learning about HPV and its treatments can make you both feel better. Take time to let everything sink in. Here are some things to think about:. How your body looks: Remember that genital warts can be removed.
Anal warts condyloma acuminata are caused by the human papilloma virus HPV , the most common sexually transmitted disease STD. The warts affect the area around and inside the anus, but may also develop on the skin of the genital area. They first appear as tiny spots or growths, often as small as a pin head.
By Michael R. When we think of our health, we often think of heart health or injury prevention. But how often do you think of sexual health?