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Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Genital Warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which is one of the most commonly transmitted STIs in Australia. See our STI information page for more on HPV.

Genital warts
Lumpy growths on the genitals or around the anus caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV). see our STI information page for more on HPV

Pap Smear (or Pap Test)
The Pap Smear is a quick and simple test used to check for changes to the cells of the cervix that may lead to cervical cancer. Sexually active women are recommended to have a regular Pap smear every two years.

For more key terms, visit our Glossary of Definitions page.

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