HPV and Cervical Cancer

Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is mainly transmitted sexually, is directly connected to the development of cervical cancer. As with any sexually transmitted infection, having multiple partners puts a woman at higher risk for contracting the virus and thus developing abnormalities that can lead to cancer. However, few people understand what HPV is. The following questions should help you understand what HPV is and why it is connected to cervical cancer.

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