Human papilloma viruses (abbreviation: HPV) are the most frequent sexually transmitted viruses in the world. It can be assumed that almost every woman and every man will be infected with HPV once in her/his life. in most cases, the infection will go unnoticed, the body will successfully fight the infection.

More than 120 different types of HPV are known. They can cause infections such as innocuous warts (skin warts or genital warts) but also cell changes on the cervix. The latter are most often due to so-called high-risk types of HPV with a significantly higher risk of cervical cancer. The most common ones are the types HPV 16 and HPV 18.

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