Who gets cancer from High Risk HPV infection?

While theoretically anyone can get HPV-related cancer, studies have shown that some individuals may be at an increased risk because of certain risk factors such as smoking, having a weakened immune system due to HIV, AIDS, or taking medications to suppress the immune response, current or prior chlamydia infection, diets lacking in fresh vegetables and fruits, long term oral contraceptive use, having more than 3 full-term pregnancies or having your first full-term delivery before age 20, individuals who do not have regular access to healthcare services, and having a family history of cervical cancer (this may be because members of the same family may share some of the non-genetic risk factors previously mentioned, or in rare instances could be related to inherited conditions).

American Cancer Society: Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer

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