Through intimate skin-to-skin contact by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the
virus. At any age, having a new sex partner is a risk factor for getting a new HPV infection.
Most HPV Infections will go away by themselves, but others may last longer and cause certain types of cancers of the:
HPV may lie dormant for many years. Someone may develop genital warts, have an abnormal pap smear or develop cancer, months to years after having a sexual encounter. Therefore, timing to determining when someone acquired an HPV infection, cannot be definitively determined.