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Human papilloma viruses (HPV) affect the skin and the moist membranes lining your body, for example, in your cervix, anus, mouth and throat.
HPV is a common and highly contagious infection, with over three quarters of sexually active women acquiring it at some time in their lives.
Infection with some types of HPV can cause:
There are more than 100 types of HPV. Around 40 types of HPV infection can affect the genital area.