There is no reason for such feelings. HPV infection is very common, as there is an 80% chance of becoming infected with one or more types of HPV during one’s lifetime. The difference between you and other people is simply that you know about it. Most people infected by HPV have no symptoms, the infection is automatically suppressed by their body, and they never know about it. The diagnosis brings anxiety and guilt, even though you did nothing wrong!
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