Human Papillomavirus Infection

What is HPV?

An infection that causes warts in various parts of the body, depending on the strain.

What are the symptoms?

Genital Warts

Planter Warts

Irregular periods

Abnormal vaginal bleeding after sex

Back, leg and pelvic pain


Weight loss

Loss of appetite

Vaginal discomfort or odourous discharge

Is there a cure?

Not for the virus, however symptoms can be treated.

What is the Wart Treatment

Going to the doctors and getting a special pill or cream will clear up the wart within three to five weeks.

How to protect yourself

PAP smears

Protection (condoms)

Talk to your partner before sex

Limit number of partners

Where do you go from here?

Many babies born to mothers with this virus are born with it and with warts over their skin. It is suggested that mothers have c-sections so that the fetus does not have to pass through the birth canal.

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Introduction to HPV