What is human papillomavirus?
The human papilomaviruses (HPV) are viruses that can cause cervical cancer and other cancers.
They’re also known as “superbugs” because they can cause a life-threatening condition known as superinfection.HPV is spread through close contact with the infected person.
People can contract it through close skin contact, coughing or sneezing, touching their genitals, or through touching an infected area of someone else’s body.
The most common way it can be spread is through the saliva of an infected person’s partner.
People who contract HPV from someone else can be at risk for developing cervical cancer.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cervical cancer, you might also be at higher risk for infection with HPV.HPVs are spread through the air.
They can’t be caught in the mouth or in an infected object.
People are also at higher rates of infection if they’re wearing gloves or other protective gear while handling or using a needle or syringe.HPIs can also be passed through a person’s genital area, through urine, or in feces.
They are also spread through sexual contact, through sharing needles, or by touching other people with the same type of HPV.
You might also have more HPV if you: have an STD, have an HPV infection, or are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
People with genital HPV can be more at risk of infection with the virus than people who don’t have HPV.
They also may be more likely to have more severe symptoms like pain or swelling.
HPV is especially common in men, but women are also more likely than men to have genital HPV.
There are three types of HPV: types 1 through 11, the most common type.
Types 1 through 6 are not as common.
HPV types 1 to 11 are found in the cervix and other parts of the body.
Some people with HPV are infected with only one type of virus.
People with HPV types 2 and 7 are more likely, but this is not true for everyone.
HPV 16 and 18 are the most prevalent types of virus in the United States.
HPV 6 is also found in some people.
People who have HPV might be at a higher risk of becoming infected with HPV because they’re more likely.
If the person has cervical cancer or other types of cancer, there’s a chance that HPV can spread from the cancer to the body, causing a new cancer.
People at high risk for HPV include: people who have had sex with an infected partner