Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

StreetName: Also known as genital warts (viral)

You are at risk if…                     Early sexual experience
Multiple partners
Association of sex and alcohol
Partners having multiple partners
Hispanic and Black race
(50-70% of sexually active adults are HPV(+)25% of Americans 12+ has HPV)
Spread:  Direct skin-to-infected skin contact. Can be spread through oral, anal and vaginal sex, mutual masturbation
Signs:  Sometimes no symptoms
Small, flat flesh-colored or cauliflower looking bumps (warts).
Your future risks:             -Reoccurrence/persistent warts
-Pre-cancerous changes
-Leading cause of cervical cancer
-Labor and Delivery complications
Now What?! See your health care provider and get tested. You should get checked after each new sexual partner. Talk to your partner of past sexual history and exposure.
Prevention: Avoid sexual activity if you are single. Be faithful to one uninfected partner for the rest of your life.