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Term: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2011-05-05


A grouping of over 150 related viruses, many of which can be transmitted sexually. Although genital HPV infections are common and often go away without any treatment, other HPV infections can cause various types of cancer (such as cervical, penile, anal, head, and neck).


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