The HPV vaccine controversy has got many people confused. Here’s what you need to know.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common virus that is transmitted via sexual contact.
Symptoms aren’t always apparent and someone can be a carrier without knowing it.
The virus, like influenza, will usually go away on its own. If the immune system is not working optimally, however, the virus can linger, causing genital warts.
There is also evidence that extended exposure to the virus can cause cancer of the cervix, vagina, anus, rectum, mouth, throat, penis, and vulva.