What is the difference between herpes and HPV?
Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), and HPV is the human papiloma virus. HSV can cause blisters, lesions and general redness or irritation; sometimes there are no symptoms. HPV can cause visible genital warts and abnormal cellular changes on the cervix. This can lead to cervical cancer in some women. Therefore, it is very important for women to have pap annual smears. About 90% of HPV infections are asymptomatic, and most resolve within two years.

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