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 10th Edition. 4.6 Human papillomavirus. Available at: http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/Handbook10-home~handbook10part4~handbook10-4-6 (accessed 15 April 2018).
- Queensland State Government Health. Human papillomavirus (HPV). Available at: http://conditions.health.qld.gov.au/HealthCondition/condition/14/217/80/human-papilloma-virus-hpv (accessed 15 April 2018)
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