Can human papillomavirus (HPV) cause cancer?

2019-03-31T00:48:34+00:00

Yes. HPV itself isn’t cancer but it can cause changes in the body that lead to cancer. HPV infections usually go away by themselves but, when they don’t, they can cause certain kinds of cancer to develop. These include cervical cancer in women, penile cancer in men, and anal cancer in both women and men. [...]

Can human papillomavirus (HPV) cause cancer?2019-03-31T00:48:34+00:00

What are the symptoms of genital warts?

2019-03-31T00:46:07+00:00

Genital warts usually appear as a small bump or group of bumps in the genital area around the penis or the anus. These warts might be small or large, raised or flat, or shaped like a cauliflower. The warts may go away, or stay the same, or grow in size or number. Usually, a [...]

What are the symptoms of genital warts?2019-03-31T00:46:07+00:00

Can I get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine?

2019-03-31T00:46:03+00:00

In the United States, the HPV vaccine is recommended for the following men: • All boys at age 11 or 12 years (or as young as 9 years) • Older boys and men through age 21 years, if they did not get vaccinated when they were younger • Gay, bisexual, and other men who [...]

Can I get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine?2019-03-31T00:46:03+00:00

Should I have sex if genital warts are present?

2019-03-31T00:45:58+00:00

If you or your partner have genital warts, you should avoid having sex until the warts are gone or removed. However, it is not known how long a person is able to spread HPV after warts are gone.

Should I have sex if genital warts are present?2019-03-31T00:45:58+00:00

Can I tell who gave me human papillomavirus (HPV)?

2019-03-31T00:45:54+00:00

No, HPV infections are usually temporary. A person may have had HPV for many years before it causes health problems. If you or your partner are diagnosed with an HPV-related disease, there is no way to know how long you have had HPV, whether your partner gave you HPV, or whether you gave HPV [...]

Can I tell who gave me human papillomavirus (HPV)?2019-03-31T00:45:54+00:00

Can men be tested for human papillomavirus (HPV)?

2019-03-31T00:45:51+00:00

No, there is currently no approved test for HPV in men. Routine testing (also called ‘screening’) to check for HPV or HPV-related disease before there are signs or symptom, is not recommended by the CDC for anal, penile, or throat cancers in men in the United States. However, some healthcare providers do offer anal [...]

Can men be tested for human papillomavirus (HPV)?2019-03-31T00:45:51+00:00

Can I be treated for human papillomavirus (HPV) or health problems caused by HPV?

2019-03-31T00:42:34+00:00

There is no treatment for the virus itself. However, there are treatments for the health problems that HPV can cause: Genital warts can be treated by your healthcare provider or with prescription medication. If left untreated, genital warts may go away, stay the same, or grow in size or number. Cervical precancer can be treated. Women [...]

Can I be treated for human papillomavirus (HPV) or health problems caused by HPV?2019-03-31T00:42:34+00:00

How common is human papillomavirus (HPV) and the health problems caused by HPV?

2019-03-31T00:45:47+00:00

HPV (the virus): About 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV. About 14 million people become newly infected each year. HPV is so common that almost every person who is sexually-active will get HPV at some time in their life if they don’t get the HPV vaccine. Health problems related to HPV include genital [...]

How common is human papillomavirus (HPV) and the health problems caused by HPV?2019-03-31T00:45:47+00:00

How do I know if I have human papillomavirus (HPV)?

2019-03-31T00:42:17+00:00

There is no test to find out a person’s “HPV status.” Also, there is no approved HPV test to find HPV in the mouth or throat. There are HPV tests that can be used to screen for cervical cancer. These tests are only recommended for screening in women aged 30 years and older. HPV [...]

How do I know if I have human papillomavirus (HPV)?2019-03-31T00:42:17+00:00