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Is the hpv virus always transmitted sexually

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Back to Sexual health. Human papilloma virus HPV is the name for a group of viruses that affect your skin and the moist membranes lining your body.

There are more than types of HPV. Around 30 types of HPV infection can affect the genital area.

Genital HPV infections are common and highly contagious. They're spread during sexual intercourse and skin-to-skin contact of the genital areas.