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    Human papillomavirus (pap-ah-LO-mah-VYE-rus) (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. Almost every sexually active person will acquire HPV at some point in their lives.

    HPV Topics

    What is HPV?
    Learn about the health problems caused by HPV and how the infection is spread
    HPV Vaccines
    Get information about the vaccines that can prevent HPV Infection
    Prevention
    Steps to prevent HPV infection and HPV-related cancers
    Screening
    Locate information on screening tests, such as Pap tests, for HPV-related health problems
    Signs and Symptoms
    Discover the signs and symptoms of HPV and related conditions
    HPV Vaccine Safety
    Find answers to your vaccine safety questions
    Treatment
    Learn about treatment for HPV and HPV-related conditions
    HPV and Cancer
    Discover the link between HPV and cancer
     
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