Find out whether or not you have a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection and what STD test is recommended using our personalized symptom checker.
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) causes warts in the genitalia and throat and is notorious for causing cancer of various organs in the body. This virus has many types and thus it causes different diseases depending on its type. The types of viruses causing warts are different from the types that cause cancer, so having warts on any organ doesn't mean that you will develop cancer.
Genital warts and respiratory lesions are the commonest complications of some type of HPV while others cause cervical cancer in women and cancer of the genitals, throat, head, and neck in both men and women. In the United States, CDC declares that 529,000 new cases were reported in 2017 means 1 out of 100 men and women are suffering from HPV infection. Take the following quiz to find out if you could be suffering from a possible human papillomavirus infection.
Yes. Viruses don't have cures, but symptoms can be controlled with proper treatment.
Viral. The human papillomavirus is the cause of the infection.
The virus itself has no treatment. However, various treatments exist for the genital warts it sometimes causes.
As there is no treatment for the virus, it will most likely be carried for life, and thus there is no time line for recovery.
Yes. However, partners should be informed of your condition and condoms should always be used.
Yes. There are many strains of HPV and even if you carry one strain, you can still be infected with another.