HPV Is More Common Than Commonly Thought
Interesting Stories

HPV Is More Common Than Commonly Thought

Roughly one in four men and one in five women in the United States have a high-risk form of genital HPV, according to CDC estimates.

The proportion of adults with any genital form of the virus exceeds 40%, researchers found.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Over 40 distinct HPV types can infect the genital tract; although most infections are asymptomatic and appear to resolve spontaneously within a few years. Prevalence of genital infection with any HPV type was 42.5% among United States adults aged 18–59 years during 2013–2014. Persistent infection with some HPV types can cause cancer and genital warts. HPV types 16 and 18 accounts for approximately 66% of cervical cancers in the United States,12 and approximately 25% of low-grade and 50% of high-grade cervical intraepithelial lesions, or dysplasia


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *