10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about...

HPV Genital Warts

  1. What causes HPV? Can it be cured?

  2. How is HPV spread?

  3. What is the difference between high-risk and low-risk HPV?

  4. How is HPV related to cervical cancer or warts?

  5. What are common symptoms of HPV?

  6. Are there treatments for HPV? Do I need treatment if I don’t have symptoms?

  7. What can I do to avoid passing HPV to others?

  8. Should I inform a new partner that I have HPV?

  9. Am I a candidate for the HPV vaccine?

  10. I’m having a hard time coping with my diagnosis. Can you refer me to someone who can help?

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Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) affects about 20 million people in the United States, making it the most common sexually transmitted infection. No less than half of all sexually active men and women will become infected with the virus at some point.