Human Papilloma Virus
HPV (human papillomavirus) is commonly a sexual transmitted infection. There are about forty different types of human papillomavirus that can infect both men and women genital areas, including the vulva, skin, penis, cervix, vaginal lining, rectum, and even the anus. This virus can not be seen and most individuals who are infected with the virus hardly know that they actual have it. Most individuals with human papillomavirus never develop health problems or symptoms (Medscape Medical News, 2009).
However certain type of human papillomavirus can lead to genital wart in women and men. Other types of human papillomavirus can result into cancer of the cervix as well as other unusual cancers like cancers of the vagina, vulva, penis, and anus. The types of human papillomavirus that lead to genital wart are different from those which cause cancer.