HPV and genital warts symptoms and treatment
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a common viral infection that can affect your skin. Nearly everyone will get HPV at some point in their lives.
It is passed on through any skin-to-skin contact of the genital area; vaginal, anal or oral sex; and sharing sex toys. Most strains do not cause any problems but some can cause genital warts, while other types can lead to cancer.
A vaccine is available to prevent certain types of HPV that cause most cases of genital warts and cervical cancer. It is most effective if given before having sex for the first time.