National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Scientific Review of Human Papillomaviruses (HPV): Some Genital-Mucosal Types

Status: Listed in the Report on Carcinogens (RoC)

Primary Uses or Exposures: HPVs are small, non-enveloped viruses that infect genital mucosa. HPV infections are common throughout the world. Genital-mucosal HPVs are transmitted primarily through sexual contact with infected cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile, or anal epithelium.

Background Document

Public Comments

Meetings and Minutes from review groups

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