Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

The following information on the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) serves to help you or your friends and family. If you have any questions about the HPV education, please call or email our Project Coordinator, Brittany Dowe, at doweb@karmanos.org or 313-576-8876.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Human Papillomavirus (HPV)?
HPV is a group of more than 200 related viruses, some of which are spread through vaginal, anal, or oral sex.
There are two types of HPV: low-risk and high-risk.

How common is HPV?
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). HPV is a different virus than HIV and HSV (herpes). 79 million Americans, most in their late teens and early 20s, are infected with HPV. READ MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.


National HPV Websites



HELPFUL FLYERS & INFOGRAPHICS ON HPV