What is HPV?
HPV (human papillomavirus) is a sexually transmitted virus. It is passed on through genital contact (such as vaginal and anal sex). It is also passed on by skin-to-skin contact. At least 50% of people who have had sex will have HPV at some time in their lives. HPV is not a new virus. But many people don’t know about it. Most people don’t have any signs. HPV may go away on its own— without causing any health problems. [read_more text=”Read more” title=”Read More…” url=”https://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/byaudience/forwomen/ucm118530.htm” align=”left” target=”_blank”]