What are the low risk types of HPV?


Low risk types of HPV classically form warts on the hands, feet and genitalia. They are very contagious, but are otherwise benign and warts can be treated with topical destructive measures, minor surgeries or laser procedures. Low risk types of HPV almost never cause cervical cancer. The most common types of low risk HPV are types 6 and 11.

Wendy Fried, M.D., FACOG, FACS, is an OB/Gyn with Northern Obstetrics and Gynecology, PC in North Hills, New York

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