People with warts frequently have lesions in other regions, such as the pubic region, groin and elsewhere. Sometimes shaving these areas or hair removal creates micro-abrasions which allow HPVs to penetrate and infect the basal layer of the epithelium. Also, friction of a region (such as the anus) with infected fingers/fingernails can be the cause of lesions (in this case without actual anal contact).
Frequently Asked Questions
HPVs: What they are and what they cause
- HPV and cancer
- Am I the only one with HPV?
- How did I get HPV?
- When did I contract HPV and who gave it to me?
- What are the tests necessary for checking an HPV infection?
Pap testHPV DNA test
- Will I always have HPV?
- How can I protect myself from HPV?
Men and HPV