Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Learn about the human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection, screening recommendations, its links to cancer, genital warts, and more.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Topics


More Teens Are Up-to-Date on HPV Vaccines

The number of adolescents who completed the HPV vaccine series increased five percentage points from 2016 to 2017, according to a CDC report.

By Diane Domina

HPV and Head and Neck Cancer

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. And it's a rising cause of throat cancer. Learn how you can protect yourself.

By Kathleen Hall, MBA

‘Catch-Up’ HPV Vaccine Effective Up to Age 20

The HPV vaccine is effective in women up to age 20 who didn't receive it at 11 or 12, but it’s unclear whether this is true for older women.

By Diane Domina

A Pap Test Didn't Catch Her Cervical Cancer

Carolann's story shows that cervical cancer can happen to anyone, and why good HPV testing is so critical.

By Katherine Malmo

Tooth Trouble: Why That Kiss Could be Risky

The state of a person’s mouth can not only be a turnoff but can also pose health risks. Here’s more on the link between kissing and oral health.

By Nancy Monson

Is Oral Sex Really Sex?

Not all of us (especially teens and young adults) consider oral sex to be real sex. But should we?

By Eileen Bailey

25 Percent of Men Have Cancer-Causing HPV

This strain of HPV causes up to 70 percent of head and neck cancers.

Is There A Cure For Hpv

Question Asked by Janelle Is There A Cure For Hpv Answer HPV is the virus that causes works in the hands, as well as genital warts. It’s so common that most people have had it at some point in their life. The CDC estimates that currently, approximate...

10 Things To Know About HPV

Protect yourself with these tips when it comes to HPV.

By Eileen Bailey

The HPV Vaccine Debate

There has been a lot of talk about the measles vaccine over the past few weeks. An outbreak at Disneyland, which has spread to several other states, has brought the debate about vaccines to the forefront. Parents who don’t want to vaccinate their chi...

By Eileen Bailey