According to the world health Organization, about 80% of all sexually active men and women will contract at least one strain of Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted virus, at some point during their lives. According to experts, the virus is the root cause of many cancers in both men and women, including all cervical cancers, which kill one woman every hour in the country. HPV is estimated to infect 630 million people worldwide, compared to 40 million people infected with HIV.
Because this virus, which has no known cure, does not spread through bodily fluid alone, it cannot be completely avoided by using a condom. HPV is spread through skin-to-skin contact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations, and can infect anyone who is or has ever been, sexually active. HPV infection, which is highly contagious, can affect both men's and women's skin, cervix, anus, mouth, and throat, according to experts.