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What are the long-term risks of HPV infection?

Jill A. Grimes, MD
Family Medicine
Types 16 and 18 cause 70% of cervical cancer.
Types 16, 18, 31, 33, and 35 are considered the high-risk types of HPV because of their link with cervical, vaginal, anal, and other squamous cell cancers, and they can all be occasionally found in genital warts, although 90% of genital warts are caused by types
6 and 11, which are not precancerous.
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