Human papillomavirus or HPV refers to a group of viruses. Infection with a HPV virus may go away by itself, may cause no symptoms or may cause warts on the skin. Many types of HPV are sexually transmitted, and some of these like HPV 16 and HPV 18 cause cervical cancer or other serious diseases.
- Human papillomavirus - World Health Organization]
- STD Facts - Human papillomavirus (HPV) - Centers for Disease Control
- HPV/genital warts - Webmd
World Health Organization (WHO) - "A specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations." The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) is maintained by WHO.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a U.S. government agency dedicated to epidemiology and public health. It operates under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services.