What is Human Papillomavirus? HPV Types, Causes, and Symptoms
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) there is. It passes easily from person to person, usually through anal, vaginal, or oral sex, or through other close skin-to-skin touching during sexual activity. Some types of HPV can cause genital warts or cancer. Let’s take a look at the causes and symptoms of HPV infection — and what you can do to prevent or treat it.