- Risk types that have been detected in 90% of the cervical cancer tests with 70% of these being from HPV types 16 and 18.
- Having multiple sexual partners contributes to higher risk of acquiring the HPV infection which is dominant in men.
- Contraceptives act as a generative agent with an increase of 2.2 folds increase in risk level although there has been no link clearly explaining the relation between the contraceptives and HPV virus.
- Women that have had three or more full term pregnancies are also said to be high risk patients
- It is also considerable risk for young aged women at about 17years of age or younger when they have had their first full time pregnancies
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS can increase the risk of acquiring cervical cancer
- Chlamydia which is a bacteria that infects the reproductive system is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection, it has been found to have carcinogenic effect by modifying the ability of clearing HPV infection
- Smoking whether active or passive has been found to be high risk factor