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How do I protect myself from human papillomavirus (HPV)?

Using condoms may reduce the risk of getting genital warts and cervical cancer. But condoms don't always protect you from HPV. The best ways to protect yourself from HPV are to:
Not have sex Be faithful, meaning you and your partner only have sex with each other and no one else.

This answer is based on source information from the National Women's Health Information Center.

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