HPV. It's about cancer.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) has potentially serious consequences — as in cancer-serious. Some types of this virus can lead to certain cancers and diseases later in life for both males and females.
Here's what you can do about it.
To learn more about the consequences of HPV, ask your doctor or health care professional. Together, you can decide the best way to help protect against certain HPV-related cancers and diseases.
About 50% of new genital HPV infections occur in 15- to 24-year-olds.
For most people, HPV clears on its own. But, for others who don't clear the virus, it could cause certain cancers and other diseases.