The human papillomavirus or HPV is said to be one of the most common sexually transmitted infections these days. Both men and women are affected by more than 40 kinds of HPVs that could affect the genitals, throat, and mouth. Like other sexually transmitted viruses, HPV could infect anyone without them knowing about it, much like HIV or herpes. Even if the sexual partner doesnâ€™t manifest signs and symptoms, HPV could be transmitted through direct genital contact, oral sex, and anal sex. Considering this, a person may be infected by several types of HPV. A baby can get HPV in the form of JORRP (juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis) upon delivery but it is very rare.