What are the high risk types of HPV?


High risk HPV strains have more far reaching health implications than low risk types, and are the cause of precancerous and cancerous lesions of the cervix.

Patients do not usually present with symptoms, and are diagnosed as a result of an abnormal pap smear. 99.7% of cervical cancers are caused by high risk types of HPV.

The most common types of high risk HPV are types 16 and 18.

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

Disclaimer: The information provided in this document is for educational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Only your own physician knows all the important details of your specific medical and personal history and should be the only one to give you advice regarding your own medical care. You should never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice or treatment because of something you have read herein. If you have any questions whatsoever about your medical health or believe you have a medical problem or disease, you should contact your medical doctor or healthcare provider.