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Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are a group of more than 100 viruses. Certain types of HPV can cause genital warts, which are growths or bumps that appear:
- On the vulva
- In or around the vagina or anus
- On the cervix
- On the penis, scrotum, groin, or thigh
Some strains of HPV are associated with cervical cancer , or less commonly, cancers of the vulva, anus, or penis.
HPV is easily spread during oral, genital, or anal sex with an infected partner. About two-thirds of people who have sexual contact with a partner who has genital warts will develop them also. Usually this happens within three months of contact.
- Fleshy, raised growths with a cauliflower shape in or around the vagina or anus; on the cervix; and on the penis, scrotum, groin, or...