People who have HIV are more likely to develop genital warts if they come into contact with the virus.
When a person has HIV, sometimes their ability to fight off viruses is lower, making it easier for more warts to grow.
Routine Pap tests are done to screen women for cervical cancer.
The HPV vaccine can help prevent 70% of genital cancers and 90% of genital warts. It is recommended that young people get the vaccine before they become sexually active.
The virus is most commonly found on the genitals and anus.
It is found less often on the mouth or in the throat.
Some types of HPV cause bumpy genital warts that do not cause cancer.
Other types of HPV are more serious and may cause cancer of the cervix, penis, vulva, anus and throat.