Having HPV 'isn't rude or shameful' Having human papilloma virus (HPV) is not rude or shameful and is extremely common, experts say.
It comes as a survey of 2,000 women shows there are still stigmas around the infection, which can be passed on during sex and is linked to cancer.
Charities are concerned this could put women off getting smear tests.
Despite four out of every five getting HPV in their lifetime, many would worry about what their partner might think of them if they were diagnosed with it. BBC News