GREAT MINDS LIKE A THINK
Brainiacs, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test.
There are more than 100 types of HPV strains.
There are more than 100 types of HPV strains and at least 14 of them can cause cancer5.
HPV only affects females.
HPV can affect males too. In fact, around 80% of men and women will be infected with HPV in their lifetime2.
It's obvious when a guy has HPV.
HPV often shows no signs and there’s no routine screening for guys to check if they are already infected6. Some discover they have it when they have genital warts, anal cancer or other HPV-related diseases1.
HPV isn't only spread during unprotected sex.
Using condoms can lower the risk of HPV transmission, but not protect guys against it completely. HPV can spread through skin-to-skin contact1 and vaginal or anal sex may not be necessary to get it.
A HPV infection never goes away.
For most, HPV clears on its own and might be harmless. However, the virus strains can increase a man’s risk of genital warts, anal cancer or other HPV-related diseases1.
Only the promiscuous get HPV.
Even if you’ve only had sex once or with the same partner7, there’s still a chance you could have HPV. The virus can affect men of any sexual orientation.