Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the name of a very common group of viruses. There are more than 100 different types and for most people they do not cause any problems. However, some types of HPV can cause genital warts or cancer.

Cancers linked to high-risk HPV include (click on the name for more information):

For more information on HPV from the NHS please click here. 

Since the 2019 / 2020 school year, both boys and girls in Year 8 (born after 1 September 2006) have been eligible for the HPV vaccine, please click here.

Information on the fight against HPV can be found  here.