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HPV AND GENITAL WARTS ARE USUALLY TRANSMITTED BY DIRECT SKIN-TO-SKIN CONTACT DURING VAGINAL, ORAL OR ANAL SEX WITH A PARTNER WHO HAS THE VIRUS. HPV CAN INFECT ANYONE WHO IS SEXUALLY ACTIVE.SINCE IT IS POSSIBLE THAT GENITAL WARTS MAY NOT APPEAR UNTIL WEEKS, MONTHS OR YEARS AFTER INFECTION, IT MAY BE DIFFICULT TO KNOW EXACTLY WHEN YOU WERE INFECTED WITH THE VIRUS AND WHO YOU WHATHAPPENED. REMEMBER: HPV AND GENITAL WARTS ARE VERY COMMON. HPV IS THE MOST COMMON SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE IN THE UNITED STATES..

• YOU MAY NOT KNOW IMMEDIATELY THAT YOU HAVE AN HPV INFECTION ORGENITAL 
WARTS.

What are the symptoms?

• SOMETIMES HPV LIVES IN THE SKIN WITHOUT CAUSING WARTS OR OTHERSKIN CHANGES THAT CAN BE SEEN. THIS IS CALLED LATENT HPV INFECTION(OR HIDDEN)

• SOMEMEN AND WOMEN HAVE SMALL CHANGES IN THE SKIN THAT CAN NOT BE SEEN WITH THE NAKED EYE. THIS IS CALLED SUBCLINICAL HPV.DOCTORS AND NURSES CAN FIND THESE LOOKING SKIN WITH SPECIAL INSTRUMENTS THATAMPLIFY (MAKES IT LOOK LARGER) AREA.
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Is there a vaccine for HPV?
• THE BEST THING IS TO GET VACCINATED AGAINST HPV BEFORE THEY STARTED HAVING SEX

THE HPV VACCINES DO NOT PROTECT AGAINST ALLTYPES OF THE VIRUS. WOMEN WHO RECEIVE THE HPV VACCINE STILL NEED REGULAR PAP TESTS AS RECOMMENDED BY YOUR DOCTOR.

ABSTAINING FROM ANY TYPE OF SEXUAL RELATIONS IS IDEAL IN PREVENTING HPV, BUT NOTVERY REALISTIC THESE DAYS FOR ADULTS. WEARING A CONDOM PROVIDES LIMITED PROTECTION. THE MALE CONDOM PROVIDES LIMITED PROTECTION. KEEP IN MIND THAT SINCE HPV MAY NOT SHOW ANY VISIBLE SYMPTOMS, YOURPARTNER MAY STILL BE INFECTED. 

How Do I Know If I Have HPV?

AN HPV TEST CAN BE DONE TO DETERMINE IF A PERSON HAS HPV. TESTING SAMPLES OF CERVICAL CELLS IS AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO IDENTIFYHIGH-RISK TYPES OF HPVS THAT MAY BE PRESENT. THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) HAS APPROVED AN HPV TEST THAT CAN IDENTIFY 13 OF THE HIGH-RISK TYPES OF HPVS 
In the Pap smear, the doctor...
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