Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted viral infection among sexually active adults. There are many different types and around 80 per cent of women and men will be infected with the virus in their lifetime.
And while it is a sexually transmitted infection (STI), it is not yet a disease.
“HPV only proceeds to become a disease when the infection causes the function or purpose of that particular body part to be disrupted,” says Dr Jessherin Sidhu, Founder of Insync Medical.
She tells us more about its symptoms and preventive measures, and how you can talk to your partner about the infection if you have it.