HPV has many types and is spread by direct or indirect contact. They enter and infect skin cells, resulting in a hardened, bumpy, or rough piece of skin known as warts. Among all warts, the genital wart is considered dangerous as it may cause cervical, rectal, and penile cancer.
When an individual is vaccinated with a nine-valent HPV vaccine, the immune system (the body’s natural defense system) stimulates the production of antibodies against the nine vaccine HPV types, to help protect against the diseases caused by these viruses. It is given to protect against diseases caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58.
Keep in mind that HPV vaccination prevents new HPV infections but does not treat existing HPV infections or diseases.