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what is. hpv?

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Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
HPV: Hpv is human papillomavirus. It is a virus that affects the skin and mucosa. Some variants can cause warts, usually on the gentalia, anus, or in the mouth/throat. Some strains of hpv can also lead to cancer of the cervix or penis.
Answered on Apr 8, 2013
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Group Of Viruses: HPV stands for Human Pappiloma Virus which is a group of Viruses that are responsible to cause Cancer of Cevix in women and Cancer of Anus and mouth in both sexes.It usully transmitted by Sexual intercourse,vaginal,anal and oral sex It is preventable by HPV Vaccine
Answered on Apr 7, 2015

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