Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that affects both males and females. It is spread through sexual contact and can cause a variety of symptoms including warts and other skin lesions. Diagnosis is typically done through a physical exam, pap smear and/or HPV DNA test. Treatment may involve topical creams and medications, cryotherapy, or surgical removal. It is important to get tested if you think you may have been exposed, as the virus can have serious health consequences if left untreated.