Is HPV an RNA or DNA virus?
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a double-stranded DNA virus that affects cutaneous and mucosal sites. It is the most commonly sexually transmitted infection in the world, and its link to malignancy is well established.
Which cancers are HPV linked to?
In particular, HPV is linked to cancers of the anogenital tract (cervix, vagina, vulva, penis, anus) and the head and neck (oropharynx, base of tongue, and tonsils).