HPV is a common group of viruses. There are over 100 different types. It does not cause any problems in most people, but some types can cause genital warts or cancer.
HPV infects the skin and moist membranes such as the lining of the mouth or throat, the cervix, vagina, vulva and anus.
You can get HPV when you have sex whether oral, vaginal, or anal, or oral sex with someone who has the virus even though they are not showing any signs or symptoms. It is most commonly spread during vaginal or anal sex.