Human Papillomavirus

HPV: World's Most Common STI

Transmission

~Mainly transmitted through sexual contact
~Vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the virus, even if they are asymptomatic
~ANYONE who is sexually active is prone

Prevention

Symptoms

~Genital Warts
~Respiratory Papillomatosis: a disease in which tumors grow in the air passages leading from the nose and mouth into the lungs
*Contracting HPV can lead to cervical along with other types of cancer*

If you contract HPV....

~Contact your health professional
~Some treatments are available for genital warts
~Notify your sexual partner(s)
~Practice safe sex or abstinence
~Receive annual cancer screenings