HPV infection is very common, affecting 60-70% of women (and men) of reproductive age. Most often this infection has no symptoms and most women are even unaware that they were infected.
In most cases of HPV infection, the immune system of the body is able to cope with it, but sometimes a pathological Pap smear is developed. If you are taking regular Pap test, these deviations could be identified at early stages and thus avoid the onset of complications.
The HPV test consists of taking a swab from the cervix and if the presence of HPV infection is identified the appropriate treatment is prescribed.
There is also a vaccine that can protect you from the four most dangerous subtypes of HPV.