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However, the two types of HPV that have been most commonly blamed to cause genital warts (types 6 and 11) are not in the high-risk category for cancer. One of the HPV vaccines, Gardasil, protects against HPV types 6 and 11. It also protects against types 16 and 18, the two types of HPV that causes 70% of cervical cancers.
Either way, all women should talk with their gynecologist about getting an HPV test in addition to getting a pap exam. Experts recommend women get both procedures at regular intervals past the age of 30.