HPV 101

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world.  Individuals of any age can be infected with HPV, but it is most commonly seen in men and women between 15 and 25 years of age.

While 80% of all people will be infected with HPV during their lifetime, in most cases the infection resolves spontaneously. However, HPV is rarely cleared from the body in people who are immunosuppressed. Some types of HPV can cause warts in different parts of the body including the throat and anogenital regions. Anogenital and oropharyngeal HPV infections can also cause precancers and cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva, anus, penis and throat.

Watch this video feat. Dra. Eliana Ojeda-Lazo, a gynecologist in Peru, to learn more about HPV and Cervical Cancer.