The main female organ targeted by these viruses is the uterine cervix. It is believed that high-risk HPVs cause nearly all epithelial cancers of the uterine cervix. They are also causally linked to some cancers of the vulva, vagina, anus and oral cavity.
Frequently Asked Questions
HPVs: What they are and what they cause
- HPV and cancer
- Am I the only one with HPV?
How do you explain that many people are infected by HPV viruses but only a few have serious problems from them?Does the chance of infection by genital types of HPV increase depending on the number of sexual partners?
- 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