What are the symptoms of HPV?
HPV infection is usually diagnosed by the presence of genital warts.
However, HPV infection is often subclinical (no symptoms present). Other symptoms include:
- Warts, including genital, plantar, flat and common warts
- respiratory papillomatosis (warts/growths in the upper airway causing breathing difficulties and voice changes)
- pre-cancerous cellular changes and cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and the oral cavity.
Sources & Citations
- Australian Government. Department of Health. The Australian Immunisation Handbook – Rubella. Available at: https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/vaccine-preventable-diseases/rubella (accessed 19 March 2020).
- Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Rubella complications. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/rubella/about/complications.html (accessed 19 March 2020).
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