There are more than 200 different types of HPV, around 40 types of HPV that affect the genital area,1 and 14 clinically relevant high-risk (hr) HPV genotypes.2 The different types of HPV are known as HPV genotypes.1

HPV genotypes are classified based on their ability to cause cancer.3

Low-risk genotypes
Non-oncogenic and cause genital warts, but do not cause cancer.
High-risk genotypes
Oncogenic, or carcinogenic, and can cause cancer.

The prevalence of the different hr-HPV genotypes vary between different populations, and geographical regions.1

HPV, human papillomavirus; hr, high-risk.

1. Park E et al. Sci Rep. 2019;9(12556):1–9.
2. Salazar KL et al. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2019;8(5):284–92.
3. Basic Information about HPV and Cancer, CDC 2020.  Accessed 3 Nov 2021.