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.


There are 40 different types of HPV that affect the genital areas - Here is what you need to know

Genital Warts

The types of HPV that cause genital warts do not lead to cancer. If you notice genital warts (small white bumps in or around your genitals), make an appointment with the Student Health Service or your Primary Care Provider. Warts can be removed, frozen off, or treated with medication.


Cancers linked to HPV occur in the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, anus, mouth, and throat. By getting Vaccinated with the HPV Vaccine (Gardisil 9) and using protection correctly everytime you have anal, oral, or vaginal inercourse you can provide yourself with nearly 100% protection from becoming infected with HPV or getting associated genital warts and cancer.

HPV Infections CAN be prevented and Protecting yourself is easy - Check out tabs on the right to find out how!

​Student Health Service Hours

Monday - Friday 
7:45 AM - 4:30 PM


 Dezell Hall 

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 What is HPV?

• HPV in Female Bodies

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