HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus and is associated with dangerous illnesses, predominantly in women; such as genital warts and cancers such as cervical cancer, vaginal cancer, vulvar cancer, oral cancer and anal cancer. Vaccines against this virus help in protecting you against infection and hence, reduce risks of these diseases up to a large extent. HPV vaccine is available for adults and should be taken without negligence. It has been observed that HPV does not usually strike women who do not have multiple sexual partners. The risk of infection is higher in people who have multiple partners. Doctors recommend this vaccination in any case as an added protection. HPV is majorly transmitted through sexual contact.