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Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Human papillomavirus is a very common group of viruses. Some types can cause genital warts or cancer.

Human papillomavirus usually has no symptoms, so you may not know if you have it. In some people, it can cause genital warts.

Human papillomavirus usually goes away on its own without any treatment. Get medical advice if you have symptoms like genital warts.

You can get human papillomavirus from vaginal, anal or oral sex and sharing sex toys

You can reduce your risk of human papillomavirus by using condoms during sex. There's also a vaccine for some types of the virus.

Read more on the NHS website.

Human papillomavirus usually has no symptoms, so you may not know if you have it. In some people, it can cause genital warts.

Read more on the NHS website.

Human papillomavirus usually goes away on its own without any treatment. Get medical advice if you have symptoms like genital warts.

Medical treatments

There's no treatment for HPV. Most HPV infections do not cause any problems and are cleared by your body within 2 years.

Treatment is needed if HPV causes problems like genital warts or changes to cells in the cervix.

Read more on the NHS website.

You can reduce your risk of human papillomavirus by using condoms during sex. There's also a vaccine for some types of the virus.

Read more on the NHS website.

You can get human papillomavirus from vaginal, anal or oral sex and sharing sex toys

Read more on the NHS website.