Human papillomavirus (HPV): the green book, chapter 18a

Human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation information for public health professionals, including updates.



Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a double stranded DNA virus, that infects squamous epithelia including the skin and mucosae of the upper respiratory and anogenital tracts. There are approximately 100 types of HPV, of which about 40 infect the genital tract (McCance, 2004).