The chance of infection by one or more types of HPV depends on the number of sexual partners and on the sexual history of these partners. It is not the same for all individuals. An exact percentage cannot, of course, be cited. Based on the current sexual practices of young people in the western world, the chance of infection up to the age of 50 is estimated to be higher than 90%.
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