How do you get HPV and cervical cancer? Can I get cervical cancer even if I have not had sex?

Yes. Most common route of hpv transmission is via sexual intercourse. But even without intercourse - genital to genital contact, genital to hand, genital to oral contact are all ways of hpv transmission.
Yes, . Yes, you can. The human papilloma virus (hpv) is associated with most cervical cancers, and it is a sexually transmitted virus. It can be transmitted through sexual intercourse, but also through oral or anal sex. While hpv is the most common cause of cervical cancer, some cervical cancers are not associated with this virus. You are more likely to develop cervical cancer if you are a smoker, because chemicals in cigarette smoke can interact with the cells of the cervix, causing early changes that may over time progress to cancer. Other risk factors are poor immunity from HIV or an organ transplant, or if your mother took diethylstilbestrol (des) to prevent a miscarriage when she was pregnant with you.

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I lost my virginity and I'm 18. Had sex only once. Was it too early 2 have sex? I'm worried about cervical cancer. Should I get the HPV vaccinations?

Calm down. See your doctor, get a pap smear and hpv testing. If you are hpv (+), chances are good that you will clear it and it will not become a problem. Yes, do get the hpv vaccine whether your are hpv (+) or (-). Read more...

What is the risk associated with having sexual intercourse with someone whose ex partner was diagnosed with HPV cervical cancer?

Very common. Hpv is prevalent. About 70& of all twenty year olds will acquire it by the time they become sexually active. Most individuals will clear it on their own in a few years so that by the time someone is thirty, only about five percent have hpv. Read more...
Read below. Cervical cancer is not infectious but its causative virus is. While many women are infected with hpv only some will go on to develop cervical cancer. You are at risk of hpv infection from a man whose partner had cervical cancer. This is why regular pap smears are important. Read more...