• Study Shows HPV Vaccine Doesn’t Lead To Promiscuity

    Parents and clinicians alike have expressed fears that the HPV vaccine may lead teens to engage in risky behavior. A new study shows this is not the case.

  • Q&A: I Might Have HPV, But Can’t Get Tested

    Men can't routinely be tested for HPV so you may have gotten it from a past partner and given it to your ex-girlfriend or vice versa.

  • Q&A: What Are The Chances Of Contracting An STI From A Sex Worker?

    Prostitutes are required to use condoms, which greatly reduces the risk of passing infections between partners.

  • Q&A: I Have Genital Warts. Will I Ever Be Able To Have Sex Again?

    Yes, it is indeed ethical and common to have sex after having been diagnosed with genital warts, which are caused by HPV.

  • Q&A: HPV And Genital Warts: Are They Contagious?

    HPV is extremely common and, although most sexually active women and men have been exposed to HPV, not everyone who has HPV knows that they have it.

  • Q&A: Pregnancy And Infection Risk From Lesbian Sex

    A question from a female reader about possible pregnancy and infection risk from sexual contact with another woman

  • Q&A: Genital Warts Treatment And HPV Transmission

    This reader was recently diagnosed with genital warts. What should he do now about treatment and prevention of spreading his HPV to future partners?

  • Gardasil: A New HPV Vaccine And The Human Papillomavirus

    Gardasil is a new vaccine that can prevent four strains of HPV that are related to many (but not all) cases of cervical cancer and genital warts.

  • Pap Tests And HPV Information

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently created a new website providing information about the HPV test and Pap tests

  • Q&A: Common Sexually Transmissible Infections And Their Symptoms

    Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a reader's question about the risk of sexually transmissible infections (STIs), their symptoms, and which STIs are the most common.