Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a viral infection that is passed between people through skin-to-skin contact. There are more than 100 varieties of HPV, but most emphasis is given to the 40 varieties that affect the genitals, mouth, or throat, that are passed through sexual contact.
These include genital warts and warts in the throat (known as recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, or RRP). HPV can also cause cervical cancer and other cancers of the genitals, head, neck, and throat. The types of HPV that cause warts are different from the types that cause cancer. Genital warts, Common warts, Plantar warts, Flat warts
Watch and wait. Sometimes the cell changes -- called cervical dysplasia, precancerous cell changes, or cervical intraepithelial neoplasia -- will heal on their own.Tthe most important clinical consequence of HPV infection is cervical cancer. Cervical cancer, with the death of approximately 250,000 women each year worldwide, About 4.7% of women in the general population are estimated to har- bour cervical HPV-16/18 infection at a given time, and 74.8% of invasive cervical cancers are attributed to HPVs 16 or 18.