What is HPV?
Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) is a virus that is spread though intimate skin-to-skin contact and sexual intercourse. HPV does not discriminate. People of any gender identity and sexual orientation can get infected with HPV. It affects both male and female body parts.
About 50% of new genital HPV infections occur in 15- to 24-year-olds.
HPV is Rare.
|HPV can be transmitted through any type of sexual activity with someone who has HPV. Intercourse is not necessary, but it is the most common way people get infected with the virus.||HPV is very common. In fact, it is the #1 sexually transmitted infection in the United States and nearly all sexually active people will get HPV at least once during their lives. For most people HPV is harmless, shows no symptoms, and goes away on its own. However, for those who don't clear the virus, it can lead to genital warts and cancer.|
40 types of HPV are sexually transmitted.