PROTECT YOURSELF Currently, HPV tests are only used in women’s health screenings (Pap test). There is no HPV test to check HPV in the genitals, mouth or throat and there is no test to check HPV in men. There is no treatment for the virus but there is treatment for genital warts and cervical and other cancers caused by HPV. It is important to know that the same HPV virus that causes genital warts does not cause cancer and that genital warts do not turn into cancer. However, there is not much that is known about how long the virus stays active in the body once warts have been removed.