Human papillomavirus is a sexually transmitted infection that causes warts on hands, feet and genitals. Anyone who is sexually active can get in contact with HPV. HPV does not usually have symptoms but when the genital warts begin to appear they look like small clusters of bump. The common affected area in case of women is vulva and in men warts appear on the penis, scrotum or around the anus. Certain risk factors associated with HPV are age, higher number of intimate partners and weak immune system.
HOW IS HPV DIAGNOSED?
Around 80% of sexually active men and women will contract the HPV virus once in their lifetime.