Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is one of the most common viral infections in the population. HPV causes nuisance conditions such as common warts up to deadly cancers. Some estimates indicate that essentially all cervical cancers are caused by various strains of HPV.
There are very many strains of HPV, most all of them highly contagious. Let us spend a few moments discussing this important group of infectious agents. Before we get started, let me make it clear that this discussion will be frank and might seem to be extremely graphic to some. That is just the way it is, and to water down the content would not do a service to anyone.