For more information on the updated recommendations, read the press release: https://gov/media/releases/2016/p1020HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).
HPV is a different virus than HIV and HSV (herpes).
Some have stated that if you've had sex...probably already have it. It is true that many can carry the virus without even knowing it...there are approx 7 different strains and only a few that actually produce warts.
The other strains are basically a fairly harmless virus.
It can be very scary to learn that you are dating someone with HPV.
You may hear their diagnosis and think of the possibility of cancer.
There's no commercial test used to detect the genital virus in men.
Testing for oral HPV is available, but it isn't widely recommended.
But there are vaccines that can stop these health problems from happening.
You can get HPV by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the virus.
It is most commonly spread during vaginal or anal sex.
When you're a young man whose female sexual partner has just called to tell you that she's been diagnosed with HPV, it can be hard to know what to do.
Unlike most other STDs, there's no convenient way to get screened for HPV.