What Is Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV)
HPV is the abbreviation for human papillomavirus which is a group of more than 150 related viruses. It is the most common sexually transmitted virus and nearly all men and women will have it at some point in their lives. HPV is contracted through vaginal, anal, or oral sex, or any type of intimate skin-to-skin contact. It can even be passed when an infected person has no signs or symptoms.