HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)

Sites

  • Oropharynx
  • Anal and genital regions

Etiology

  • Viral infection passed via sexual contact (oral or genital)
  • Causes genital warts
  • If persistent, causes cervical cancer
  • Also promotes head/neck squamous cell cancer and penile cancer

Risk Factors

  • Unvaccinated
  • Unprotected oral or genital sexual relations
  • HIV + and low CD4

Symptoms

  • Painless growths
  • Can be single/grouped/or in multiple clusters
  • Acquired via sexual contact
  • Travels w/other STIs

Physical Exam Findings

  • Single or clustered bumps
  • When grouped together, can have a cauliflower-like appearance

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