« Back to Glossary Index
Categories: Pathology

Group of viruses that cause genital warts and cervical cancer. Spread by genital skin-to-skin contact, HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted disease, affecting 75% of sexually active adults before the age of 50. Most patients are asymptomatic from HPV infection. Out of the more than 100 types of HPV, 13 can cause cervical cancer

Human Papilloma Virus
« Back to Glossary Index