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What is Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection?

HPV, which is short for human papilloma virus, is the virus that causes warts. There are many different strains of HPV – which type of wart you get will depend on the strain of HPV that you’ve been infected with. The most common types of wart are: Common warts (Verruca vulgaris), which typically appear on your face or hands as raised lumps with a roughened, almost cauliflower-like appearance Plantar warts (Verruca plantaris). These are the […]