What Is the Difference Between Herpes and HPV?


Both HIV and HPV are viral infections. There are over 100 strains of the HPV and only 2 strains of the HSV virus. The rates of infection also vary, while one in six people have the HSV type 2 virus and HSV type 1 being even more common, it is estimated that over 20 million people are infected with a strain the of HPV and over 6 million new cases are reported ever year. Each diseases also presents through different symptoms. The majority of people with HPV do not have symptoms with some developing genital warts. Some patients with HPV may also end up developing cervical or throat cancer. Herpes will typically present symptoms during outbreaks when cold sores appear near the mouth and sores appear near the anus, vulva, vagina, penis and buttocks.

Note: This article is not medical advice. Please consult your doctor for your specific condition.