Why Teens Have a Risk of HPV Infections Even Without Having Sex

Why Teens Have a Risk of HPV Infections Even Without Having Sex
HPV is a highly contagious STD that is most often passed between sexual active people through vaginal or anal sex. But it also spreads through hand-to-genital contact. While most sexually active people are at the high risk of getting HPV, teens who haven’t performed sex are put at risk, too. Why do teens have a risk of HPV infections even without having sex? Keep reading to learn more the risks and on how to prevent contracting the virus. Teens Can Be Infected With HPV It’s usually believed that HPV only occurs in sexually active people. However, HPV infections do not only occur in people who often...
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HPV Types and Common Infections That They Cause

HPV Types and Common Infections That They Cause
The human papillomaviruses- or HPV- is a virus that only affects humans. In the US, nearly 80 million people are having HPV in the body. And there are about 14 million people newly infected with the virus each year. HPV is considered to be the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Almost all sexually active people will have this virus at some point in their lives. HPV is highly contagious. The virus can spread easily through sexual intercourse and by skin-to-skin contact. Here is what you need to know. HPV comes into 2 main types: low-risk and high-risk There are more 150 different types...
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