Four Common Misconceptions About HPV
If you are a sexually active man or woman, it's important to be aware of the risk of sexually transmitted infections, such as HPV, or human papillomavirus. There are a lot of misconceptions about this disease, which may get you in trouble if you happen to believe them. Here's a look at these common misconceptions -- and the real truth. Misconception #1: HPV does not cause any symptoms. It is true that HPV can be symptomless, and that it can be passed from person to person even when the infected person does not show any symptoms.