This information sheet discusses the STD, genital human papillomavirus (HPV). It explains that there are many different types of HPV and that nearly all sexually-active men and women will get at least one type in their lives. The sheet notes that HPV is very often asymptomatic, but an individual can develop symptoms years after becoming infected. It discusses HPV transmission and the link between HPV and oropharyngeal cancer – cancer of the base of the tongue and tonsils–; cancer of the cervix, vulva, and vagina in women; and cancer of the anus and penis in men as well as genital warts in both men and women. The information sheet explains that there is no cure for HPV, but HPV and the health problems it can cause can be prevented through vaccination, routine screening for cervical cancer, and other measures. The fact sheet also discusses who should get vaccinated, how an individual knows if he/she has HPV, how common is HPV and the health problems caused by HPV, and whether HPV will affect pregnancy.