Human Papilloma Virus
Human Papilloma Virus or HPV can lead to the development of warts on the skin or the mucuous membranes of the organs. Mostly people do not know they have been affected by it and it goes away on its own. HPV infections don't usually lead to cancer. However, few strains of the genital HPV virus may lead to cancer of the cervix (part of the female reproductive system). These can be prevented by the adminstration of vaccines.
HPV lives in the body's epithelial cells. These are flat and thin cells found on the skin's surface. They are also present on the surface of the vagina, cervix, vulva, anus, penis head, throat and mouth.
HPV is passed on by sexual contact. They can be easily passed on if you come in contact with mucous membranes and bodily fluids, or when you indulge in oral sex.