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  • Posted: 06/02/2006
  • Reviewed: 09/01/2006

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Infection Is Sexually Transmitted

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Anyone who has ever had genital contact with another person infected with HPV can get the infection and can pass it to another person. Since the virus can be silent for many years, a person can have genital HPV even if years have passed since he or she had sex.

Infection Is Sexually Transmitted