7 HPV Misconceptions

Human Papillomavirus also known as HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection. HPV is usually harmless and goes away by itself, but black women have a higher rate of cervical cancer associated with HPV than white women.

The truth is, there is a lack of awareness about the HPV vaccine in the black community altogether. And what most know about HPV are often misconceptions.

Here are the most common myths and facts about HPV: