About HPV

HPV is thought to be the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the world, and most people are infected with HPV at some time in their lives. The New Zealand HPV Project website has been developed to inform New Zealanders all about HPV and to offer HPV help for men…

HPV Symptoms

The most common symptoms of HPV infection are genital warts or abnormalities in the cervical smear. Most people have an HPV infection and are not aware of it because it is subclinical, i.e. invisible to the naked eye. Some people may have genital warts without knowing it; warts…


Unfortunately, there is no swab or blood test to test for HPV. A sexual health check at the doctors/clinic (routine check up) is not able to detect skin viruses, HPV or HSV (genital herpes). HPV can be diagnosed only if a person has visible warts on genital skin or if they have…

HPV Treatment

For people with genital warts, the primary goal of treatment is to eliminate warts that cause physical or psychological symptoms. Genital warts may be new, recurrent or have been present for many years. No one treatment is superior to the others, and no single treatment is…


HPV is the 'common cold' of being sexually active. This means that the virus doesn't care who we are, or who we choose to have sex with. Most of us will be sharing HPV with our fellow human beings. Vaccination with the HPV vaccine prior to becoming sexually active gives us the…


More information and detailed resources and reference about Human Papillomavirus HPV

NZ HPV Project

About the HPV Project in New Zealand

VIDEOS – Key facts about HPV

The HPV Vaccine

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is probably the most common STI there is, affecting most people at some point in their lives. In collaboration with THETA (The Theatre in Health Education Trust) , STIEF has produced this video to help explain HPV and the HPV vaccine.

Watch more videos from STIEF and Just The Facts on the YouTube channel here.


Ian Frazer – HPV Video Lecture

'Translating research into practice. The HPV vaccine story - where to in 2017'. A lecture with Professor Ian Frazer © University of Queensland, 2017

Permission granted to NZ HPV Project / STIEF to publish. No part of this video may be downloaded, reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means by third parties without prior written consent from the University of Queensland.

Overview of the Story of HPV (Human Papillomavirus)

This video provides information for women, parents and caregivers, health workers and students planning to work in the health sector. It's about the human papillomavirus, the vaccine that helps to protect against HPV, and the importance of cervical screening and practising safer sex in protecting women's health. Produced by the Ministry of Health 2011.

Note: From January 2017, males and females aged 9 - 26 years (inclusive) can receive the HPV vaccine FREE as part of the Ministry of Health's HPV Immunisation Programme. 

Visiting the Sexual Health Clinic

Visiting the Sexual Health Clinic – watch this video to get just the facts to help you with your consultation or to talk to a friend about how to visit a sexual health clinic.

Just The Facts is brought to you by the Sexually Transmitted Infections Education Foundation (STIEF). An initiative funded by the Ministry of Health through collective District Health Boards to educate New Zealanders about sexual health and STIs.   www.justthefacts.co.nz

The Male Story

Emerging Epidemic of HPV (Human Papillomavirus) related Head and Neck Cancer. A lecture with Dr Bruce Haughey and Dr Julian White (2016). 

Hosted by the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and the New Zealand HPV Project.

HPV is extremely common, preventable with a vaccine, and treatable.

For support, advice or more information contact us, your GP or health care professional.



HPV Project New Zealand

The NZ HPV Project is supported by: 

  • An educational grant from New Zealand District Health Boards
  • CSL Biotherapies Ltd NZ for an educational grant contributing to optimisation.

Brought to you by the Sexually Transmitted Infections Education Foundation (STIEF). 

For information or advice on where to seek help, please get in touch.

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New Zealand HPV Project
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Auckland 1140, New Zealand

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