HPV infections are currently the most common sexually transmitted infections. A sexually active person has a greater than 80% chance of becoming infected by one or more types of HPV during his or her lifetime. Infection is more common among younger people because they change sexual partners more frequently. Epidemiological studies show that the chance of getting infected with a new HPV genotype ranges between 15% and 25% with each new sexual partner.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Genital Warts
HPVs: What they are and what they cause
How frequent are subclinical lesions caused by HPV in the general population and what is the incidence compared to the incidence of genital warts?
- 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 testColposcopyWhat does the doctor see under the microscope when examining a biopsy and what are the possible diagnoses?
- Will I always have HPV?
- How can I protect myself from HPV?
Men and HPV