The types of HPV that can cause genital warts are not the same as the types of HPV that can cause cancers.There is no way to know which people who have HPV will develop cancer or other health problems.Some people find out they have HPV when they get genital warts.
You also can develop symptoms years after you have sex with someone who is infected.
This makes it hard to know when you first became infected.
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).
HPV is a different virus than HIV and HSV (herpes).
People with weak immune systems (including those with HIV/AIDS) may be less able to fight off HPV.
They may also be more likely to develop health problems from HPV.In most cases, HPV goes away on its own and does not cause any health problems.But when HPV does not go away, it can cause health problems like genital warts and cancer.HPV can be passed even when an infected person has no signs or symptoms.Anyone who is sexually active can get HPV, even if you have had sex with only one person.You can get HPV by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the virus.