By: Alyssa Hoppie and Tiffany Adedayo
How is it spread?
- You can get HPV by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the virus.
- It can spread when an infected person has no signs or symptoms.
- Anyone who is sexually active can get HPV even if you only have sex with one person.
- Most of the time, HPV goes away on its own and does not cause health problems.
- Can cause cervical cancer and cancers in the vulva, vagina, penis, or anus or the back of the throat.
- Can take years to develop after a person gets HPV
- Type of HPV that gives you warts is not the same type of HPV that causes you cancer.
- Getting the HPV vaccine ( 11-12 year old)
- Get screened for cervical cancer ( 21-65 years old)
- Use condoms (does not fully protect)