What is HPV?

HPV or Human Papilloma Viruses infect the skin and cause benign warts and other lesions. In fact there are over 100 types of HPVs. Of these more than 40 types can infect the anogenital tract, meaning the anus and the genital tract in both men and women and cause genital warts. There are a few HPV types that can cause uterine or cervical cancer. It is also known to cause anal as well as penile cancer in men.